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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Retin
Finding Retin-A in Japan [posted 10/20/98]
Answer: I would ask the company, Ortho 800-426-7762.
Generic Drug for Retin-A [posted 7/23/98]
Answer: Retin-A, (tretinoin) is made by ortho pharmaceutical. Generics are made by several companies including Avita (made by Penederm), Renova and Retin-A Cream (made by Ortho Dermatological), and Vesanoid Capsules (Roche). They seem clinically identical in my patients.
Answer: The current recommendations are every day. In reality, most patients take it every other or 2/3 days. Watch your face in the affected areas as you decrease the dose and see what it is telling you.