Finacea vs Retin A

Finacea
(Rx)
Retin A
(Rx)
Finacea is a skin medication and an acne medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
3.1
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.9
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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December 24, 2002
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,147 Discussions
114,153 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Rosacea
Finacea is prescribed for Acne and Rosacea and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
#3 for Wrinkles
#5 for Exfoliation
#6 for Cystic Acne
#7 for Stretch Marks
#8 for Acne Scars
#10 for Rosacea
Retin A is prescribed for Acne and Scars and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fin
Peeling
5
Tingling
4
Bloating
1
Bruise
1
Cancer
1
Candida
1
Weight Gain
1
PMS
1
Paranoia
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Ret
Burning
3
Eczema
1
Skin Irritation
1
Stinging
1
Weight Gain
1
Bleeding
1
Weakness
1
Weight Loss
1
Erythema
1
Flushing
1
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Finacea
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Retin A
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Peeling
Fin
Ret
5
0
Tingling
Fin
Ret
4
0
Bloating
Fin
Ret
1
0
Bruise
Fin
Ret
1
0
Cancer
Fin
Ret
1
0
Candida
Fin
Ret
1
0
Weight Gain
Fin
Ret
1
1
PMS
Fin
Ret
1
0
Paranoia
Fin
Ret
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fin
Ret
1
0
Burning
Ret
Fin
3
0
Eczema
Ret
Fin
1
0
Skin Irritation
Ret
Fin
1
0
Stinging
Ret
Fin
1
0
Weight Gain
Ret
Fin
1
1
Bleeding
Ret
Fin
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Fin
1
0
Weight Loss
Ret
Fin
1
0
Erythema
Ret
Fin
1
0
Flushing
Ret
Fin
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Finacea during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Retin A during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Finacea and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Retin A and alcohol.
Method of use
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Foam, Gel
Gel, Ointment
Dosages
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Foam: 15%
Gel: 15%
Cream: 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%
Gel: 0.01%, 0.025%
Liquid: 0.05%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Azelaic Acid
Tretinoin, Tretinoin/Emollient
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Finacea and Retin A: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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