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Retin-A/Retino-A (same or not)

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Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:18 pm      Reply with quote
I just ordered some retin a cream from for a great price. I got three 20gram tubes for the price of one from my drems office.

My question is..... Is retin a the same as retino a?????? Confused Confused Confused They had two different types. The one I got was retin-a cream, but they had one called retino-a cream. Both showed as tretinoin creams and maded by the same company. The only difference was the price. I got the retin a just to be on the safe side, since I wasnt sure.

Can anyone help???? Would really like to save some money next time I order. If they are they are the same o thing. Confused
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Tue May 08, 2007 7:38 pm      Reply with quote
you've got to be kidding. I did the exact same thing today for the first time. What are the odds.
In answer to your question:

isadora posted this on skininteractives on aug 25, 2006

"Regarding the Indian Generic, I would expect it to be equivalent. The Retino-A is actually made by the Indian branch of Janssen-Cilag, who manufacturer Retin-A itself. Presumabely the product is branded differently for the Indian Market. It is probably in J-C's interests to do this and thereby discourage true generics from Indian Pharms. I was going to write about this ( i have a *huge* bee in my bonnet about drug companies!)... but the Inhousepharmacy page on generics pretty much says it all.

"India's 31-year-old patent rules recognize only manufacturing processes and not the products themselves.

This allows local pharmaceutical companies to use strengths in basic chemistry to produce medicine molecules, which are only slightly different from the original.

Western drug majors call this piracy.

According to a study released last year by the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America, the drug industry in the United States loses about US$60 million annually on 20 drugs made this way in India.

However, India's top government health official Javed Chowdhury says there is nothing illegal about generic manufacturing, at least until 2005.

This is when India will have to start conforming to the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on intellectual property.

Present laws help millions of poor people in this country to buy and use medicines which could become unaffordable after that date," says Chowdhury. India's patent policies on drugs were put into place in 1970 with the aim of making the country self-sufficient in medicines. The laws were backed by strict government control on drug prices.

Cipla Ltd is a generic drug maker in Bombay India, which broke the patent monopolies held by the larger North American based companies to provide critically needed AIDS drugs to charities like Medicins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) and patients who cannot afford the expensive brand-name versions." "
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Tue May 08, 2007 8:49 pm      Reply with quote
In the future you may want to try has SPF 15. Just thought I'd mention that because summer is coming.. well, for us in the northern hemisphere anyways
Also, I've been using Retin A for about 15 years, so one of my best tips to you is to use it at night rather than day. Cool
Also don't get the cream too close to your nostrils, the corners of your mouth, and the corners of your eyes...these areas are much more susceptible to drying, so if you overdo it you will end up with redness, stinging and too much flaking! Crying or Very sad
Good luck...I hope you get the same great results I did. Very Happy
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Wed May 09, 2007 7:17 am      Reply with quote

Do you need a prescription to get that or I can get it at any store?
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Wed May 09, 2007 6:20 pm      Reply with quote
In Canada you need a Dr. to perscribe it for you... the same with regular Retin A .
Retsiol-A is made by Stiefel, and is Trentinoin 0.1%. I use the strongest version, but I am sure it is available in the less potent versions as well. The Spf ingredient is 7.5% Parsol MXC and 2.0% Parsol 1789 (SPF 15) Cool
Hope that helps you out.
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