Kinerase vs Retin A for Exfoliation

Kinerase
(OTC)
Retin A
(Rx)
Kinerase is a skin medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,444 Discussions
114,278 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Wrinkles
#3 for Dry Skin
#4 for Exfoliation
Kinerase is approved for Acne and Dry Skin and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Wrinkles, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Scars
#3 for Wrinkles
#5 for Exfoliation
#6 for Cystic Acne
#7 for Acne Scars
#8 for Stretch Marks
#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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Kin
Water Retention
4
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
2
Dehydration
1
Skin Cancer
1
Weight Gain
1
Addiction
1
Lack Of Sleep
1
Dry Eyes
1
Bloating
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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Kinerase
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Retin A
Ret
Water Retention
Kin
Ret
4
0
Weight Loss
Kin
Ret
2
1
Diabetes
Kin
Ret
2
0
Dehydration
Kin
Ret
1
0
Skin Cancer
Kin
Ret
1
0
Weight Gain
Kin
Ret
1
1
Addiction
Kin
Ret
1
0
Lack Of Sleep
Kin
Ret
1
0
Dry Eyes
Kin
Ret
1
0
Bloating
Kin
Ret
1
0
Burning
Ret
Kin
3
0
Eczema
Ret
Kin
1
0
Skin Irritation
Ret
Kin
1
0
Stinging
Ret
Kin
1
0
Weight Gain
Ret
Kin
1
1
Bleeding
Ret
Kin
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Kin
1
0
Weight Loss
Ret
Kin
1
2
Erythema
Ret
Kin
1
0
Flushing
Ret
Kin
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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Not Available
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 Kinerase and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Retin A and alcohol.
Method of use
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Ointment
Gel, Ointment
Dosages
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Cream: 0.1%, 0.125%
Lotion: 0.1%
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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Kinetin
Tretinoin, Tretinoin/Emollient
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Kinerase 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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