Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Retin-A is a derivative of vitamin A, used for acne. Do not supplement with vitamin A or beta carotene, unless you have discussed dosage with your physician or pharmacist.1
• The following herbs, when used topically with Retin-A, may harm the skin: Black cohosh, Comfrey, European Goldenrod, Evening Primrose, Eyebright, Motherwort, Nettle, Rose hips, Sage, and St. Johnís wort.2
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
2 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
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