Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
It is important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to use it.
Skin reactions such as dryness, redness, scaling, burning, or stinging can occur when you use this medicine. Use a moisturizer as needed to lessen these skin problems.
Avoid exposing your skin to wind, cold weather, and sunlight, even on cloudy days. Your skin will be more prone to sunburn, dryness, or irritation. Do not use a sunlamp or tanning bed. Use a sunscreen or sunblock lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 on a regular basis. Wear protective clothing and hats and stay out of direct sunlight, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
It is likely that your skin may become irritated with normal use of this medicine. You should not stop using trifarotene unless your skin becomes too red, dry, puffy, or otherwise irritated. If severe irritation occurs, contact your doctor.
Avoid the use of waxing as a hair removal method on the skin treated with this medicine.
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you should avoid skin products that can dry or irritate the skin. Some examples are:
Hair products that are irritating, such as hair removal products.
Skin products that cause sensitivity to the sun, such as those containing spices or limes.
Skin products containing a large amount of alcohol, such as astringents, shaving creams, or after-shave lotions.
Skin products that are too drying or abrasive, such as some cosmetics, soaps, or skin cleansers.