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Author: Dr Naomi / 28 Oct 2015

What are retinoids?

Retinoids are a class of compounds which are related to vitamin A.

What are retinoids used for?

Retinoids may be used to improve some skin conditions including

* acne

* photoaging

* rosacea

* psoriasis

* inflammatory skin disorders

What are some common examples of topical retinoids?

Retinol

Tretinoin (retinoic acid / retin-A /Steiva-A)

Adapalene (Differin)

Tazarotene

(Isotretinoin aka Roaccutane is a retinoid, but is used orally, not topically)

Are topical retinoids by prescription or over the counter medications?

They can be either.

Retinol is an over the counter retinoid

Adapalene and Tretinoin are prescription medications

Use of Retinoids in Pregnancy

Retinoids should not be used during pregnancy

Systemic retinoids are contraindicated in pregnancy as they may cause CNS, craniofacial, cardiovascular and other defects

Other risks / side effects of topical retinoids

Sun sensitivity

Dry skin

Peeling

Dermatitis

Itching

redness

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