How does Stieva-A work?
Stieva-A works by causing the skin's outer layer to grow more quickly and be replaced with new skin cells, which helps to reduce the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and other acne lesions.
What form(s) does Stieva-A come in?
Cream 0.01%, 0.025%, and 0.05%. Each gram of cream contains 0.01% tretinoin in an emollient cream base. Nonmedicinal ingredients: butylated hydroxyanisole, butylated hydroxytoluene, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt, isopropyl palmitate, methyl paraben, prolyoxyl 40 stearate, propyl paraben, propylene glycol, purified water, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, and white petrolatum.
How should Stieva-A be used?
Stieva-A should be applied once daily at bedtime to lightly cover the areas being treated. The area of application should be thoroughly cleansed with a mild soap and water and patted dry with a soft towel. Apply a small amount (about the size of a pea) on a fingertip and spread it on the skin where acne lesions appear.
Who should not take Stieva-A?
Do not use Stieva-A if have allergies to tretinoin or any ingredients of the medication.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for Stieva-A?
Before using a Stieva-A, be sure to inform the doctor of any medical conditions or allergies have, any medications already taking, whether a pregnant or breast-feeding a baby, and any other significant facts about the health. These factors may affect should be used this medication.