What is Tazorac Cream used for?
Tazorac (tazarotene) Cream is used to treat acne vulgaris and treat psoriasis in adults and children over the age of 12. It is a retinoid close to vitamin A that helps improve the growth of skin cells which can reduce acne symptoms. Treatment with Tazorac cream can help renew the skin and improve its appearance and texture.
It is prescribed for personal use and is not meant to treat others, even if their conditions appear similar. Using this product when unsupervised by a medical professional can lead to an increased risk of experiencing adverse effects without the therapeutic benefit.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tazorac Cream
Before you begin using Tazorac cream, carefully read and understand the drug information provided with the product. It provides instruction and a list of side effects. Proper use of this product will often lead to the best result. Women should start using this at the beginning of their menstrual period
You should wash and dry your skin before using Tazorac cream. Apply a thin layer to the affected area of treatment and rub it into the skin. Your directions may change depending on your response to treatment. It usually applied once daily.
Wind, cold weather and wind may cause irritation when using tazorac cream. Choose clothing that protects your skin and avoid tanning beds whenever possible. You may be sensitive to sunlight when using this product.
When applying Tazorac cream, avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, ears, lips or vagina. If you do happen to get gel in these areas, rinse the area thoroughly to prevent irritation. When you have finished using Tazorac cream, wash your hands to avoid getting cream somewhere that may cause discomfort.
Avoid using cream to skin that is damaged or cut. You should not cover or wrap the affected area after treatment. If you use other creams or ointments, wait an hour between applying different products and Tazorac.
You should not use more cream or apply it more frequently expecting better results. Using it differently than what your doctor recommended may increase your risk of side effects. If you do not see the results that you are expecting after using it as directed after several weeks, contact your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.
Tazorac cream may lead to birth defects. Inform your doctor if you want to become pregnant or are currently pregnant. Store at room temperature and out of reach from children and animals when not in use.
Tazorac Cream Has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Tazorac Cream, talk to your doctor or emergency care.
Report side effects with Tazorac Cream To your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
- pain or swelling of the treated skin
- dryness, itching, peeling, or redness of the skin (severe)
- Burning or stinging after application
- changes in color of the treated skin
- deep grooves or lines in the skin
- cracked, dry, scaly skin
- swelling at or near the application site
- Burning or stinging of the skin (severe)
- dryness, itching, peeling, or redness of the skin (mild)
- Blistering, crusting, or irritation of the skin
- flaking and falling off of the skin
- skin rash (in patients with psoriasis only)
The following drugs are known to interact with Tazorac Cream.This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- salicylic acid topical
- methyl aminolevulinate topical
- sulfur topical
- aminolevulinic acid topical
- aminolevulinic acid
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor.
Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.