I am currently using Retin-A that expired in July. I can't get more until January (I just started a new job and my medical insurance doesn't go into effect until then). Will the expired Retin-A still work? Does it become slightly less effective or totally ineffective after expiration? Thanks.
It won't be totally ineffective, but will of course lose some of it's potency. Only reason I am stating this is because I use Tazorac which is basically pretty similar except it's stronger and more effective on me, and I was in a similar situation last year, where it had expired but the derm told me I was able to continue to use it... None the less, it still worked.. Hope this helps. GOOD LUCK
My daughter's Doctor office gave us a lot of little sample tubes. Have you asked your Doctor about that until you can visit and get a prescription after the first of the year? Our Doctor was good about putting samples aside and stuff and I know it helped (just with the expense of Retin-A WITH insurance). Every little bit helps!