Help, Tretinoin No More!retinoids
Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:23 PM
What can I use instead of? It's for some mild acne and acne scarring, and wrinkles. I really love tretinoin and Im gutted its gone.
I've found Tazorac on line but my GP and Chemist could not find it? Is it an american thing? Is differin any good?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:36 AM
Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:37 AM
Tretinoin comes under many different names:
Retrieve (common in Australia, I'd look into this first)
Retin A Micro
Ziana (also contains clindamyacin)
You can also get Differin (generic name Adapalene) which is a synthetic retinoid that is not tretinoin but works similarly.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:13 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:35 PM
I don't know how it works in Europe exactly, but in the U.S. there are several different brands of tretinoin already available at those strengths. It appears in your country your access to specific formulations is more limited.
Retin-A (tretinoin) gel 0.01% and 0.025% has been discontinued by Janssen-Cilag. No stock remains of the 0.025% gel. Stocks of the 0.01% gel are expected to be exhausted in October 2012. Medical information on 01494 567444
Retin A gel was discontinued in Australia over 2 years ago. But obviously was still available in other areas. And they used the Retrieve cream to substitute there. See: http://www.essential...d.php?tid=38039
I have a Retin A Micro 0.04% script I just recently filled, so I know that one is still in production, at least in the U.S.
You may be able to buy your preferred formulation from an online pharmacy with a valid prescription. As long as your prescription is valid, there's nothing wrong with getting your tretinoin from an international pharmacy that still formulates it, assuming it can get through customs in your country.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:45 AM
Failling that when my current gel runs out I will have my prescription changed to differin, seems to be the next best thing.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:06 PM
Can any UK users PM me a site that sell's Retin a on line and ships to the uk?
Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:32 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:21 PM
maverick you posted on the 12th i got my tretinoin 0.01 on the 18th so im certain the 0.01% gel is still around
@plantpot - i wanted to up my dosage of retin a, as 0.01 was weak so i asked for 0.025% which there was none of.
instead i got given aknemycin plus ,the reviews are mixed and to be honest im not sure what to do
this is the first night im to be using aknemycin
and your right its erythromycin/tretinoin but not a gel , its a solution . because of the erythromycin in it im guessing you cannot use it forever?
so i plan on taking it for the recommended time around 9-12 weeks and afterwards see if i can adjust back to 0.01 all dependant on how i react to the aknemycin in the upcoming weeks .
im pretty sure 0.01 in gel form is still around though
Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:24 PM
I would be interested to see if the aknemycin is any good - but its a bit ridiculous us having to resort to antibiotics due to lack of choice when don't necessarily need to. I haven't dared try the Duac yet .....
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:25 PM
Aknemycin plus lotion contains tretinoin in combination with an antibiotic called erythromycin.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:06 AM
I am gutted too, it was fantastic stuff and the only thing that helped my cystic acne.
I know some very expensive cosmetics claim to use Retin A, though it would be no good for acne as there can only be a miniscule amount of Retin A in the products, but someone somewhere must still be able to manafacture Retin A, surely?!
Can it be bought abroad does anyone know?
Or are there any other lotions/gels that have the Retin A ingredient?
Thanks in advance!
Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:37 PM
Edited by plantpot, 18 December 2012 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:38 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:40 PM
I have written to the GMC and MHRA asking why this is the case and whether anyone else is intending to manufacture it so I'll update this forum when I get the chance. I reckon the more other people kick up a fuss the better so it would be good if other people can perhaps make enquiries?
I think its fundamentally wrong that a drug company can just stop producing something without licensing another company to takeover...
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