Avita


Mylan Laboratories | Avita (Medication)


Desc:

Avita/tretinoin is a topical form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself. It is used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne and on skin that has been damaged by excessive exposure to the sun. ...

Side Effect:

Following the application of tretinoin to the skin, there often is local inflammation. This reaction disappears when treatment is stopped. Mild stinging or a sensation of warmth also can occur when applying tretinoin.

Dryness, scaling, itching, and redness occur frequently. If severe redness, vesicles or crusting develops, a physician should be notified immediately and tretinoin stopped. It may be possible to restart therapy with a lower concentration. Some patients may experience an initial flare up of acne. Some patients using tretinoin develop increased sun sensitivity and are more prone to sunburn (photosensitivity). Therefore, it is advisable to avoid exposing treated areas of the skin to excessive sunlight or UV lamps to reduce the risk of severe sunburn. ...

Precaution:

Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Avita can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water.

Do not use Avita on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using tretinoin topical.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...