What are the side effects of tretinoin topical?

Possible side effects of tretinoin topical include: a burning sensation, redness, dryness, scaling, flaking or peeling skin in the area you are applying the medication. If you have these symptoms and they do not subside or become severe, call your doctor. Let your doctor know if you have a sensitivity or allergy to fish or are sensitive to the sun before using tretinoin topical medication. Also, the safety of tretinoin topical use while pregnant or breastfeeding has not been tested. Make sure to tell your doctor of you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you use this medication.

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