Avita Gel and Cream
Avita Gel (Tretinoin) .05%
Avita Cream (Tetinoin) .05%
Avita (Tretinoin) gel or cream was introduced in 1997. It is provided by Mylan Bertek Pharmaceuticals.
Avita is indicated for topical application in the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is administered once daily, in the evening.
It is available in cream and gel formulations. Both formulations are provided at .025% tretinoin in 20 g and 45 g tubes. It has therapuetic effects, adverse events, and administration requirements that are typical for a topical tretinoin product.
Tretinoin belongs to a class of medications called retinoids. It works by affecting the growth and turn over of skin cells.
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 this product does not list frequencies for adverse reactions reported with use of Avita, but it states, "The skin of certain individuals may become excessively red, edematous, blistered, or crusted.
Other available branded topical tretinoin products and topical retinoid products include:
- Retin-A Micro