An important regulator of GENE EXPRESSION during growth and development, and in NEOPLASMS. Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid and derived from maternal VITAMIN A, is essential for normal GROWTH; and EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. An excess of tretinoin can be teratogenic. It is used in the treatment of PSORIASIS; ACNE VULGARIS; and several other SKIN DISEASES. It has also been approved for use in promyelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, PROMYELOCYTIC, ACUTE).
|Drug||Drug Name||Drug Description|
|DB00755||Tretinoin||A vitamin A derivative used to treat acne vulgaris, certain types of promyelocytic leukemia, and fine wrinkles.|
|DB00523||Alitretinoin||A vitamin A derivative used to treat Kaposi's sarcoma and used off label to treat chronic hand eczema and psoriasis.|