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Generic Name: Aberel Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.


What is aberel (tretinoin) used for?

Aberel is commonly used for treating keratinisation disorders, treating acne, smooth rough facial skin, reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration.

How should I take aberel (tretinoin)?                                                         

For topical form, you should:

  • Using aberel as the directions of your doctor.
  • Read the label carefully before using aberel.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store aberel (tretinoin)?

Aberel is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store aberel in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of aberel that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush aberel down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using aberel (tretinoin)?

Before using aberel, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of aberel or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from aberel (tretinoin)?

As taking others medicines, taking aberel can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding
  • Blistering
  • Bloody stools
  • Bone pain
  • Burning
  • Coldness
  • Difficulty in moving
  • Discomfort or pain in chest
  • Enlarged heart
  • Feeling of pressure
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Keratinisation disorders

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with aberel (tretinoin)?

Aberel may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Aminocaproic Acid
  • Aprotinin
  • Chlortetracycline
  • Demeclocycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Lymecycline
  • Meclocyclin
  • Methacycline
  • Minocycline
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Paclitaxel
  • Protein-Bound
  • Rolitetracycline
  • Tetracycline
  • Tranexamic Acid
  • Fluconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Voriconazole

Does food or alcohol interact with aberel (tretinoin)?

Aberel may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with aberel (tretinoin)?

Aberel may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using aberel.

What is the dose of aberel (tretinoin) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about dose of aberel.

For acne, you can apply aberel to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, at bedtime.

What is the dose of aberel (tretinoin) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about dose of aberel. For acne, you can apply aberel to the affected area(s) of the skin of children more than 1year old once a day, at bedtime.

Aberel should not be used in children younger than 1year old.

How is aberel (tretinoin) available?

Aberel is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Solution, containing 1 % tretinoin

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of aberel, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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