|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US$ 29.0016%US$ 34.50
|US$ 47.0032%US$ 69.00
|US Brand Name
|Hydroquinone 2% + Tretinoin 0.05% + Hydrocortisone 1%
A Ret HC cream contains the most popular combination of hydroquinone, hydrocortisone, and tretinoin. The combination of retinoic acid, steroids, and a bleaching agent effectively reduced and treated melasma if used properly. Combination therapy is the preferred treatment mode to reduce melasma's untoward effects. A Ret HC cream helps in quick skin renewal. Its regular application relieves redness, itching, and swelling.
— Hydroquinone - It helps to lighten dark patches of the skin by reducing the production of melanin (natural skin pigment).
— Hydrocortisone helps to reduce itchiness, redness, and swelling, especially if you have sensitive skin.
— Tretinoin - promotes rapid loss of pigment through the epidermis and increases skin cell turnover, improving the skin's appearance.
This triple combination has been suggested as the first-line topical treatment for this pigmentary disorder. It works best with sun avoidance measures wearing sunscreen and protective clothing).
A Ret HC cream is for topical use only. Before applying the cream, wash your face with mild soap and pat your skin dry. As your dermatologist advises, apply a small amount of cream on the fingertip to the clean and dry affected area. Wash your hands after applying the formulation. Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, ear, or vagina. Management of melasma requires long-term treatment with this triple combination drug. Do not stop treatment unless advised by the dermatologist.
Do not use A Ret HC cream if you are allergic to hydroquinone, tretinoin, or hydrocortisone. Do not use more than the recommended amount of dose. Let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or have other diseases. The topical formulation is not safe to use in breastfeeding mothers. It is not recommended for children below twelve years of age.
Avoid sun exposure during the treatment as this trip combination drug may make your skin sensitive to sun rays. If you step out in the sun, be sure to protect your skin with sunblock; also, wear protective clothing to cover your exposed skin areas. A Ret HC cream may interact with topical benzoyl peroxide. Moreover, if you use any other topical product, let your dermatologist know before using this triple combination medicine.
The common side effects of this medicine include dry skin, irritation, burning, thinning of the skin, itching, and redness at the application site. Other side effects of the medicine include red spots on the skin, unwanted hair growth, peeling and blistering of the skin, patch appearance of the skin, photosensitivity of skin, dry skin, etc. Most of these side effects resolve within a few days; if they become bothersome or persist longer, consult your dermatologist.