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Brand name: Retrieve

ReTrieve is a brand of cream containing the active ingredient tretinoin. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

ReTrieve is used to treat dry, sun-damaged skin. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A. It repairs sun-damaged skin by promoting the growth of new healthy skin.

ReTrieve is usually applied as a thin layer to affected skin areas once a day before going to bed. Carefully follow your doctor’s or pharmacist’s instructions on how to apply ReTrieve.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tretinoin

Information for medicine and pack size:
Retrieve 0.05% cream, 50 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

ReTrieve is indicated for the adjunctive treatment of dry photoaged skin and related conditions.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Smooth off-white to pale yellow cream
Dosage Form Cream
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
10g: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50g: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5g: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 0
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