TABLE 4

Formulations and Concentrations of Topical Retinoids

RetinoidFormulationaStrength, %Pregnancy Category
TretinoinCream0.025, 0.05, 0.1C
Gel0.01, 0.025
Gel (micronized)0.05
Microsphere gel0.04, 0.1
Polymerized cream0.025
Polymerized gel0.025
AdapaleneCream0.1C
Gel0.1, 0.3
Solution0.1
Lotion0.1
TazaroteneGel0.05, 0.1X
Cream0.05, 0.1
  • Adapted from Imahiyerobo-Ip and Dinulos.52

  • a Numerous generic retinoids are available. Branded products are available under the following trade names: Atralin, Avita, and Retin-A Micro for tretinoin; Differin for adapalene; and Tazorac for tazarotene.