Tretinoin is a slightly altered version of Reference vitamin A. Topical tretinoin is available in cream, gel, and liquid forms to treat Reference acne, other skin conditions, and some forms of skin cancer. Tretinoin is also available in oral capsules used to induce remission in people with acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Common brand names:Altinac, Renova, Retin-A, Avita
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
Replenish Depleted Nutrients
Reduce Side Effects
Potential Negative Interaction
Large amounts of vitamin A can cause side effects, and oral tretinoin can cause similar side effects. Combining vitamin A with oral tretinoin is likely to increase the risk of side effects. People taking oral tretinoin should probably not take more than 10,000 IU of supplemental vitamin A per day.The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
Last Review: 11-07-2012
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