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retin a vs stieva a...any difference

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retin a vs stieva a...any difference

Postby imanaya » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:52 pm

Is there any difference between between Stieva-A and retin A. My derm prescribed me stieva a cream .05%(tretinoin cream Usp). will I get the same anti aging benefits as its still a tretinoin cream by a differnnt brand. Its a canadian brand .
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Postby kylesmom9 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:16 pm

Brand names and generics have the same active ingredients, but the base cream or gel they are in may be different. From what I can tell Stieva A is not a generic, but the brand name product in Canada. It is listed as being the same as Retin A in the states on the mayo clinic site.

It should offer the same benefits as Retin A.
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Postby imanaya » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:22 pm

thanks alot for your answer. i really appreciate.
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Re: retin a vs stieva a...any difference

Postby AmandaLewis » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:46 am

I know the thread is old but I didn't think it was necessary to create a new thread about it. I've tried them both over the past month to feel/see the difference for myself. At this point in time there are many, many versions of Retin-A on the market and many makers of the product. Some are gels, some creams. The brand name isn't important. The tolerability of your skin with the product is what you need to worry about.
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