Tazarotene is a compound similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and texture of skin.
The Tazorac brand of tazarotene topical gel and cream are used to treat plaque psoriasis (psoriasis with scaly patches) and to treat facial acne. The Avage brand of tazarotene cream is used to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles on the face, mottled light and dark skin patches on the face, and benign facial lentigines (noncancerous freckles).
Tazarotene, a retinoid, helps keep the skin pores clear and reduces the redness and itching associated with Psoriasis.
How should I use Tazorac (tazarotene topical)?
Wash hands before and after every application.
Contact a pediatrician for the use of this medication in children.
Use exactly as directed by your doctor.
Do not cover the area with gauze or bandages.
Tazorac (tazarotene topical) side effects
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below or any other symptoms which seem severe/persistent contact your doctor immediately.
burning/stinging/dryness/itching/ peeling/redness of the skin where the medication has been applied (it could be mild to severe)
Tazorac Drug Interactions
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the formulation of this medication or any other medication in any other form.
other retinoid medicines
Inform your doctor about any other medication you may be taking in any other form.
What happens if I overdose?
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Do not use this medication on sun burned or wind burned skin.
If you have or are suffering from any other skin condition like eczema, inform your doctor about the same.
Do not use any other skin products without first consulting your doctor.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Do not double applications, or apply more to make up for a missed application.
Ask your pharmacist for more information.
Store at room temperature between 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F) away from heat and moisture.
If you conceive whilst on a course with this medication inform your doctor immediately.
If you need to undergo any kind of surgery, inform your doctor you are taking this medicine.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to conceive.