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.
(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
* 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.
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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.