Ask a doctor

How Long Should Retin-a Treatment Be Stopped Before Getting Pregnant?

Doctor Answers (1)

Stopping Retin-A treatment

+1

There is no hard and fast rule for this, but to be perfectly safe, I would say stopping 1 month before getting pregnant. Others could easily argue even 1 week, but 1 month is being extra extra cautious. There are really concerns with oral retinoids like isotretinoin and pregnancy, whereas topical retinoids like retin-a are really just a theoretical concern. Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.


Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.