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Tazorac Gel (Tazarotene)
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Buy tazorac online as its uses include treatment of acne or psoriasis. It is a retinoid which is related to Vitamin A. It affects the growth of skin cells and the foam form of this product is only approved for use for acne.
Ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medication when beginning use of this medication and every time you refill this medication. This medication is exclusively for use on skin, wash and dry your hands and the affected area before application. If you are treating psoriasis dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication as directed by your doctor.
If you are using the foam version shake before use. Do not apply medication while smoking or near an open flame.Do not get medication in vagina, eyelids, eyes, mouth, or lips. Rinse with water if this does happen. The area should not be covered. Medication should not be applied to normal, healthy skin or skin with scrapes, cuts, eczema, or sunburn. If you also use moisturizer wait 1 hour after application to use this medication. This medication must be used regularly to be effective.
Do not use more medication than prescribed, the condition will not improve any faster but risk of side effects will become greater. Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should not handle this medication as this drug is absorbed through the skin and can harm an unborn baby.
Pain, redness, irritation, stinging/burning, itching, or dry skin at application site may occur. If these get worse or last tell your health care professional immediately. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication to you after weighing the risks and benefits and deciding that the benefits for you are greater than the risks. Most people using this medication do not experience severe side effects.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects inform your health care professional immediately: severe peeling/irritation/redness at the application site. Serious allergic reactions to this drug are rare. Immediately seek medical attention if you notice these symptoms: itching/swelling, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, rash. This is not an exhaustive side effects list.
Tell your doctor of all allergies especially if you’re allergic to vitamin-A related drugs. There may be inactive ingredients in this drug that can cause allergic reactions or other issues. Talk to your pharmacist for more detailed information. Tell your health care professional about your medical history before using this medication especially of: other skin conditions (sun sensitivity, sunburn, eczema). This medication can increase your sensitivity to the sun so be sure to limit your time to the sun and completely avoid sunlamps or tanning booths.
Wear protective clothing and sunscreen daily when outdoors. If you get sunburn or experience blistering or red skin talk to your doctor promptly and wait until your skin is back to normal before resuming use of this medication. Extreme cold/wind may also be irritating to your skin. Avoid waxing, chemical depilatories and electrolysis for hair removal on the areas you use this medication on. Always tell your doctor or dentist about all medicinal products you are using before having surgery or undergoing medical treatment. This medication is absorbed through the skin and may harm an unborn baby so it must not be used during pregnancy.
Discuss the use of forms of birth control with your health care professional. If you may be or become pregnant tell your doctor immediately. Before beginning use of this medication women who may become pregnant should have had a pregnancy test result come back negative within the past 2 weeks. Start using this medication during a regular menstrual period. Consult your doctor before breast feeding as it is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk.
Interaction with other drugs can increase risk of side effects or change how your medications work. This document is not an exhaustive list of drug interactions, make a list of everything you take and present it to your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin or end use of, or adjust the amount of this drug without consulting your doctor.
Vitamin A products, other skin products with pronounced drying effects, shampoos/cleansers/soaps that are abrasive or medicated, hair perming solutions, or skin products containing lime/alcohol/spice may interact with this drug.
If someone exhibits symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing they may have overdosed, call 911 or poison control right way.
As soon as you remember the missed dose use your medication, if it is near the time of your next dose skip the missed dose and do not attempt to catch up by doubling the dose.
Do not store this medication in the bathroom, keep it away from light and moisture. Keep all drugs away from pets and children. Dispose of this medication when expired or not needed as instructed by a pharmacist or local waste disposal company.