Does retinol interact with other medications or foods?

Medications that may interfere with retinol include isotretinoin, antacids, tetracycline antibiotics, doxorubicin, omeprazole, neomycin, birth control pills, Targretin (bexarotene), blood thinners, cholestyramine, tretinoin, Soriatane (acitretin), other retinoids, and orlistat.

Avoid mineral oils while you are taking retinol.

You should also try to take any retinol or vitamin A supplements with food so that it is absorbed into the body more rapidly.

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