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Atrederm 0.05% (tretinoin) - a solution for the skin

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Atrederm 0.05% skin solution; 0.5 mg / g; 60 ml Teva Pharmaceuticals Polska 30.50 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:tretinoin

The drug is available on prescription

What is Atrederm?

A drug that contains a topical Retinol derivative to treat acne.

What does Atrederm contain and how does it work?

The active substance is tretinoin, a derivative of retinol. The mechanism of its action consists in causing changes in the metabolism of keratinous epithelial cell s. Their proliferative activity increases (faster cell proliferation) and cellular differentiation (keratinization and keratosis). Thanks to this, the topical preparation inhibits epidermal keratosis, exfoliates strongly on Corn ified epidermis and prevents the formation of blackheads. The vitamin E contained in the preparation plays an auxiliary role in protection against the action of free radicals and lipid peroxides.

When should I use Atrederm?

The product is indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris, especially its papule, pustular and comedic forms, as well as concentrated acne, orchard and keloid acne.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
Contraindications to the use of the preparation are also:
· Skin cancer (also in family history)
· Acute dermatoses (eg acute eczema, atopic dermatitis)
· Rosacea
· Peridural dermatitis
· Pregnancy.

Take special care with Atrederm?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
Do not use the preparation on irritated skin (erythema, itching, burn). With the start / resumption of treatment, wait until these symptoms disappear. During use, extreme weather conditions (strong wind, very low ambient temperature) can cause irritation at the place of use.
In particularly sensitive people, the use of the preparation may cause erythema, swelling, itching, burning or stinging, formation of bubbles, scabs, and / or exfoliation at the application site. In the event of their occurrence, please contact your doctor who will decide on further treatment.
Avoid exposure to UV radiation (sunlight, quartz lamps, solariums) when using the product; if this is not possible, use protective preparations with a high UV filter and clothing covering the application sites.
In the event of sunburn on the skin, the use of the preparation can only start after they have been completely healed.
The product should be applied to the cleaned and dried skin surface.
Avoid contact of the preparation with the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth and nose, nipples and damaged skin. If the preparation gets on these areas, it should be washed thoroughly to avoid strong irritation.
It should not be used in young children.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
· The preparation contains alcohol propylene glycol, which may cause skin irritation; be careful.

Dosage of Atrederm

The product is a skin solution and is intended for external application to the skin. Use the preparation as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
A thin layer of the preparation should be applied 1-2x / day to the affected skin. In the case of people with sensitive skin, the preparation should be used 1 × / day or every other day for the night. For adults, use up to 14 weeks.
The product should be applied after 20-30 minutes of washing and drying the skin. After applying the product, wash your hands thoroughly.
Other topical medications and cosmetics may be used while using the product, but not at the same time as Atrederm.

Can I use Atrederm during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.
Do not use during pregnancy, it is not recommended during breastfeeding due to lack of tests.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
Do not use skin irritants or exfoliants (salicylic acid, resorcinol, sulfur preparations) or irradiate the skin with a quartz lamp, as the risk of local inflammation increases.
After long-term use of exfoliating agents it is recommended to stop using them before starting treatment with the preparation. If the preparation and exfoliants are applied to alternate sites alternately, contact dermatitis may occur; your doctor will probably recommend reducing the frequency of their use.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Atrederm can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Skin irritation may occur (erythema, dry skin, excessive skin exfoliation, burning sensation, pricking and itching, rash, periodic changes in skin color). These symptoms most often occur at the beginning of treatment, then their intensity and frequency decreases (except for dryness and flaking of the skin).
There is rare occurrence of bubbles and scabs, eye irritation and swelling, as well as contact allergy.
Hypersensitivity to UV radiation may occur during treatment.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing tretinoin

Atrederm 0.025% (skin solution)
Locacid (cream)
Mediqskin (gel)
Vesanoid (soft capsules)