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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of tretinoin topical.

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Condition: Acne
8/13/2014 10:31:46 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I end up with drooping of one side of my face

Condition: Acne
5/2/2014 10:32:47 PM

Reviewer: Rose, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this cream for 8 months. I suffered from acne but now they are completely gone. It is a strong drying cream so use it twice per week if u are just starting with this cream. I see a dermatologist every 2 to 3 weeks and I'm so happy with this cream. I'm already 40 yrs old so not only does it help with acne it helps with fine lines as well. Per my dermatologist my daughter also ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
4/1/2014 3:29:34 AM

Reviewer: clearefaceclearmind, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm 16 and I've dealt with cystic acne since I was 13, but about a year ago my chin started breaking out severely. I was prescribed this cream and began using it every night. I was absolutely furious to find that it dried my face out so much that my face was beat red and peeling. It was really painful, so I stopped using for a week and went straight to applying large amounts of lotion to m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
2/10/2014 2:12:08 PM

Reviewer: CDL912, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have suffered from acne since I was about 15. Always cystic with some more shallow occasionally. I have tried every wash, mask, antibiotic, and even accutane when I was 17(made me lose a significant amount of my hair and cleared my skin for about a year). For the past year and a half, I have been using tretinoin and cycling through Septra occasionally. This has worked for my skin. I no longer ha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Acne
2/5/2014 10:50:26 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This cream destroyed my skin. I would have several new cysts every week and it made my skin so dry, my entire face would be red. Used for 4 months and saw absolutely no improvement, plus worsening of my acne. I know many people have seen success with this medication, but it is not for everyone.

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