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Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO; TASE), a global healthcare supplier, has completed the acquisition of a range of generic dosage forms and strengths of Retin-A (tretinoin) from United States-based Matawan Pharmaceuticals, it was reported yesterday.
Generic and brand sales of Retin-A, which is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris, were approximately USD 290m for the 12 months ending November 2015.
Retin-A (tretenoin) works by decongesting follicular debris, helping to clear the follicles of comedones and opening up clogged pores.
Disclosures: The study was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, whose Ortho Dermatologics division markets the Retin-A Micro Pump.
* BLEACH THE BROWN Consider a product that contains kojic acid, hydroquinone, Retin-A, and a mild steroid cream.
I have Retin-A but my spots are coming back already.
If you are using a product with tretinoin, such as Retin-A or Renova, be especially vigilant about wearing sunscreen--you are more liable to sustain a sunburn.
Physicians must choose among adapalene (Differin) 0.1%, which comes formulated as a gel, a cream, a solution, and as pledgets; tretinoin (Retin-A), which comes in four strengths between 0.01% and 0.1% as a cream and 0.01% and 0.025% as a gel; tretinoin micro (Retin-A Micro) gel, which comes in 0.04% and 0.1% strengths; and tazarotene (Tazorac), which comes as a gel and a cream in 0.05% and 0.1% strengths.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) (AHAs, glycolic acid, lactic acid), antioxidants (vitamins A, E, C) and vitamin A derivatives (Retin-A, Renova and retinol) in moisturizers are frequently promoted as products that can make skin younger-looking.
Retinoic acid, a form of vitamin A that is sold under the brand names Renova, Avita, and Retin-A, can improve fine wrinkles, discoloration, and rough skin from overexposure to sunlight.
For example, Buy My, based in Marietta, Ga., will send you a supply of weight loss, pills, Viagra, Propecia, Celebrex, Vioxx, Retin-A or any of 20 popular "lifestyle" drugs based simply on the answers you provide to a brief medical questionnaire.
To illustrate her point, she noted that rosacea patients respond quite differently to Retin-A 0.025% cream and Retin-A 0.025% gel because of differences in the irritancy potential of the products.
What Differin and Retin-A do is make the cells no longer sticky, meaning pores won't clog.