Mederma vs Retin A for Stretch Marks

Mederma
(OTC)
Retin A
(Rx)
Mederma is a skin medication.
Retin A is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.7
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.1
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 20, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
23,184 Discussions
114,133 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Scars
#2 for Stretch Marks
#3 for Acne
#4 for Acne Scars
#5 for Scabbing
Mederma is approved for Scars and Stretch Marks 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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Med
Weight Gain
4
Weight Loss
4
Skin Cancer
1
Sneezing
1
Man Boobs
1
Bloating
1
Blood Clots
1
Fever
1
Spotting
1
Shingles
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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Mederma
Med
Retin A
Ret
Weight Gain
Med
Ret
4
1
Weight Loss
Med
Ret
4
1
Skin Cancer
Med
Ret
1
0
Sneezing
Med
Ret
1
0
Man Boobs
Med
Ret
1
0
Bloating
Med
Ret
1
0
Blood Clots
Med
Ret
1
0
Fever
Med
Ret
1
0
Spotting
Med
Ret
1
0
Shingles
Med
Ret
1
0
Burning
Ret
Med
3
0
Eczema
Ret
Med
1
0
Skin Irritation
Ret
Med
1
0
Stinging
Ret
Med
1
0
Weight Gain
Ret
Med
1
4
Bleeding
Ret
Med
1
0
Weakness
Ret
Med
1
0
Weight Loss
Ret
Med
1
4
Erythema
Ret
Med
1
0
Flushing
Ret
Med
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 Mederma and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Retin A and alcohol.
Method of use
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Gel, Ointment
Gel, Ointment
Dosages
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Cream: 30 SPF
Gel:
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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Allantoin/Onion/Polyethylene Glycols/Water , Emollient Combination No.46
Tretinoin, Tretinoin/Emollient
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mederma 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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