Does Retin A Need Refrigeration

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Retin-A does not need refrigeration.

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You are all set.  Your retin-a does not require to be refrigerated.  The only acne medication that required refrigeration was benzaclin which does not require it anymore.


Naples Dermatologic Surgeon

Keep Retin-A at room temperature...

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NO!  Keep Retin-A at room temperature, and use only at night for best results.

Dr. Grant Stevens    

Retin-A is Stored at Room Temperature

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Retin-A is typically stored at room temperature and will not loose any of its potency until long after its expiration date. 

Retin-a and refrigeration

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Retin-a can be kept at room-temperature without any negative effects on its effectiveness.  Retin-a should not, however, be exposed to sunlight.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist

Retin A does not need refrigeration

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Retin A does not need refrigeration. It may be stored at room temperature without losing it's effectiveness.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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