Atralin Gel (Tretinoin), .05%
Atralin Gel was introduced to the US market in Jaunuary, 2008. It is provided by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. It is an aqueous based formulation that offers the efficacy of tretinoin with a low potential for irritation.
Atralin Gel is indicated for topical treatment of acne vulgaris. It is applied once daily before bedtime. It is supplied as a .05% gel in 45 g tubes. It will have similar effects and benefits to the skin as many other tretinoin or retinoid products.
Off Label Use: Some forms of this medication are used to improve the appearance of the skin and minimize fine line wrinkles. This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. Your doctor may also use this medication to treat other conditions.
Product labeling for Atralin Gel states:
- The most common adverse reactions (incidence over 5%) with Atralin Gel are dry skin, peeling/scaling/flaking skin, skin burning sensation and erythema.
Here is a list of the Frequency of Adverse Events reported by at least 1% of patients according to their package insert.
Dry Skin - 16%
Peeling/Scaling/Flaking Skin - 12%
Skin Burning Sensation - 8%
Erythema - 7%
Pruritis - 2%
Pain of Skin - 1%
Sunburn - 1%
Other available branded topical tretinoin products and topical retinoid products include:
- Retin-A Micro