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Generic Name
Tretinoin (topical), (retinoic acid; vitamin A acid)
Trade Name
Dar Al-Dawa
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Use Acne Vulgaris.
  • Vitamin A metabolite.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • topical tretinoin is absorbed systemically.
  • No adequate human data but reported two cases of ear defects and multiple congenital anomalies (exomphalos, hernia: protrusion of parts of organs through diaphragm">diaphragmatic hernia, heart and limb reduction defects) in two infants exposed to the drug in the 1st trimester.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available, unknown amounts excreted into milk.
  • Other Trade Names
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