A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate)
What is A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate) used for?
A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate) is a topical cream used as a short term treatment of darkened facial skin. It contains a combination of corticosteroids, vitamins, and skin lighteners that reduce skin pigmentation to lighten its appearance. It should be noted that this medication is only meant for lightening darkened patches and should not be used cosmetically as a face whitener or to reduce the appearance of moles. Your physician may also prescribe this cream for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate)?
A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate) should be used strictly according to your physician's instructions and those included with its packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One daily application is normally prescribed, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the medicine thoroughly clean and dry the affected area to remove any dirt and loose skin, apply a small amount of cream to the area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. It is recommended to use latex gloves to apply the cream to prevent it from discoloring your hands. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have regarding the cream before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate)?
Some patients using A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the cream and contact your physician as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur including severe redness or peeling of the skin, intense burning sensations, blistering, scaling or signs of an allergic reaction including severe skin rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or immediate medical assistance in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate) is only meant to be used externally and should never be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have eczema, rosacea, an inflammatory rash around the mouth, or a family history of tumors of the surface of the skin. It is also important to use caution when applying the medication to sensitive areas such as the neck as this may cause unexpected health problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using A Ret HC (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Hydrocortisone Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.