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Tretinoin is a slightly altered version of vitamin A . Topical tretinoin is available in cream, gel, and liquid forms to treat 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
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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.
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Last Review: 04-29-2014
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