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Brand name: Retin-A

Retin-A is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tretinoin. On this page you will find out more about Retin-A, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tretinoin

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