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Can prolong use of tretinoin cream cause deformed baby?
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Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:46 pm      Reply with quote
I have been on tretinoin (actually Stieve-A 0.5%) for 4 months, it works really good on me so I decided to include it in my daily skin care regimen for the years to come. Usually I mix a pea-size amount of tretinion cream with my night moisturiser and apply to both my face and neck.

On othr hand, orally taken Vit-A acid has been proven to deter foetus development and produce deformed baby by pregnant woman so that it should not be taken by any woman who plans to get pregrant within a time period and never by pregnant woman. Further than that, I once heard that traces of tretinoin can also be found inside your body as well as milk produced by mother once absored into body through oral intake or application onto skin.

I am planning to have my own child in 2 years from now. My concern is will my daily use of tretinoin (application on face & neck) cause deposition of vit-A acid inside my body and cause deformed baby??? Shall I stop for some time before I get pregant ?? Pls help!!

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:02 am      Reply with quote
Yes, you should stop using Retin-A if you are planning on becoming pregnant. What kind of time frame that would be, I don't know. That's something you should discuss with your doctor. However, if you're trying for a baby then don't use it - it's not worth the worry. On all tubes of Retin-A it does say "Do not use if you are pregnant".

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:08 pm      Reply with quote
I would definitely talk to your OB/GYN about it, but according to Dr. Fernandes (Environ) Retin A is not stored in the body. It is my thinking that you should stop when you are trying to get pregnant (meaning you don't need to be off Retin A for 2 years, etc), but again I would check with your OB/GYN on the matter.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:14 pm      Reply with quote
That is good advice from Keliu,please don't use until you talk to your Dr.abou it.
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Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:42 pm      Reply with quote
rileygirl wrote:
I would definitely talk to your OB/GYN about it, but according to Dr. Fernandes (Environ) Retin A is not stored in the body. It is my thinking that you should stop when you are trying to get pregnant (meaning you don't need to be off Retin A for 2 years, etc), but again I would check with your OB/GYN on the matter.

I will go for another 6 months and stop for some time before I get pregnant. In the meantime, I'll make sure I am well protected and will talk to my GP.

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CLxx wrote:

I will go for another 6 months and stop for some time before I get pregnant. In the meantime, I'll make sure I am well protected and will talk to my GP.


That's wise, CLxx. Good luck on trying to get pregnant. Let us know what your GP says about it, ok?
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