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The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published
medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.
Approval Status: Approved January 1997
Treatment Area: acne
Avita cream, a topical form of retinoic acid, has been approved
for the treatment of acne. The two Avita formulations approved
contain .025 percent retinoic acid (tretinoin) as the active
ingredient. These strengths represent the largest segment of
prescriptions written for retinoic acid acne treatment.
Avita is a unique formulation of retinoic acid (tretinoin) and
Penederm’s patented TopiCare Delivery Compounds. TopiCare Delivery
Compounds are liquid polymers that deposit and hold drugs and other
skin care agents in the upper layers of the skin. TopiCare Delivery
Compounds are currently in wide use to enhance moisturizers,
cosmetics and other skin care products.
Avita formulations have been tested in 1,500 subjects at over 24
clinical sites in North America.