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Supatret 0.04% Gel

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Tretinoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This medication is prescribed to patients with severe acne problems. The drug effectively treats acne and reduces the amount of pimples that tend to develop, while healing pimples that have already developed on the body. The group of medicines that the drug belongs to is known as retinoids. This gel affects skin cell growth in the body regulating the number of pimples that crop up.

Side effects commonly occur when you take any medication of the drug. In the case of this cream, you may experience a slight sting during the process of application on the skin. Other common side effects include scaling, dryness of the skin, irritation or redness and temporary increase in acne. They generally decrease and eventually go away with prolonged use. If you do experience heavy skin dryness, you can use a mild moisturizer.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Acne Vulgaris

  • Wrinkled And Rough/Mottled Skin

  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Skin Irritation

  • Burning Or Tingling Sensation Of Skin

  • Red Spots On Skin

  • Peeling And Blistering Of Skin

  • Patchy Appearance Of Skin

  • Coffee Colored Vomit

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this medication remains effective is not clinically established.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed within 2-4 weeks of topical application.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medication should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Supatret 0.04% Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This medication works by binding to alpha, beta, and gamma retinoic acid receptors (RARs) thus activating them. This produces changes in the gene expression that leads to decreased cell multiplication, inhibition of tumorigenesis and cell differentiation.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with Tetracycline, Benzoyl Peroxide (Topical), Salicylic Acid, Methoxsalen.
  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication interacts with Eczema, sunburn.

Ques: What is Supatret 0.04% Gel?

Ans: This is a medication which has Tretinoin as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by increasing the growth of hair follicles and reducing oil production on the skin.

Ques: What are the uses of Supatret 0.04% Gel?

Ans: This gel is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like acne vulgaris and wrinkles.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Supatret 0.04% Gel?

Ans: The side effects of this gel include skin irritation, blood cell disorders, dizziness, painting, skin peeling and blistering.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Supatret 0.04% Gel?

Ans: This gel should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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