Renova Tretinoin Cream is used to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines and
wrinkles, reducing roughness and improving coloration. This can also be used to treat
How To Apply Renova:
This medication is for use on the face as directed, usually once a day at bedtime. Apply a
pea-size amount of cream to clean, dry skin on the face being careful to avoid the eyes,
nostrils and mouth. Cover affected area lightly. Wash hands after use. Do not use this
more often than prescribed or in large amounts. It will not give your faster or better
results but will increase the risk of side effects. Do not use on sunburn or eczema or
other serious skin conditions. Effects of this medication will be gradual with most
improvement seen in the first 6 months of continued therapy. If used for acne the
condition may worsen at first, then improve.
Renova Side Effects:
You may experience mild redness or stinging, itching, burning, skin scaling, peeling and
dry skin the first several weeks as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these
effects continue or become severe, discontinue use and notify your doctor.
Before taking Renova tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing skin disorders or if
you have any allergies. This medication increases your sensitivity to the sun. Limit sun
exposure and avoid sun lamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the
risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this drug is excreted into breast
milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may take including
isotretinoin, amiodarone, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, sulfa-drugs or
phenothiazines as they increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Also minoxidil and any skin
medication, soaps, cleansers, cosmetics, astringents or any facial products that may be
drying or irritating (e.g., alcohol-containing facial products. Benzoyl peroxide should
not be applied at the same time as this medication.
Renova is not a cosmetic. It is to be used in conjunction with a comprehensive skin care
and sun avoidance program.
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time
for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do
not "double-up" the amount used to catch up.
Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees
C). Do not freeze. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.