Is Generic Retin A As Effective As Non Gereric?

I just read one doctors oppionion about strength and retin a , also , does gereric work and what is the best strength for a women in her 50;s???

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Generic vs. Brand Topical Retinoids

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Generic topical retinoids such as tretinoin should be just as efficacious as brand name versions.  There are different strengths of generic topical retinoids which are denoted by a percentage.  The vehicle (type of cream/gel) of the retinoids may vary between generic and brand name which some patients may note is a significant difference, whereas others are unaffected by vehicular subtleties.  As always, I recommend discussing your specific condition and use of topical retinoids with a board certified dermatologist.

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