Asked by: Laban Iñurrita
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th April, 2020

Is tretinoin a chemotherapy?

Tretinoin is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Tretinoin is classified as a "retinoid." (For more detail, see "How Tretinoin Works" section below).

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what is tretinoin cream used for?

Renova (tretinoin) Cream 0.02% is a topical (applied to the skin) form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself used to treat acne, and is also used to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration, and to make rough facial skin feel smoother.

Also Know, can tretinoin treat skin cancer? Topical tretinoin has been used extensively to treat photoaged skin. Retinoids administered orally in high doses appear to be effective in chemoprevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer but have unacceptable toxicity.

Keeping this in consideration, is tretinoin hazardous?

May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. May cause eye or respiratory system irritation. May damage fertility or the unborn child.

Is Tretinoin an antibiotic?

Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A.

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