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Tazarotene - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Tazarotene

Generic Name : Tazarotene
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Tazarotene are provided here.
Pronunciation : taz-AR-oh-teen
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Tazarotene, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Tazarotene

India : 

International : 

Tazorac
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Why is Tazarotene Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a retinoid, prescribed for psoriasis and acne. It may decrease skin inflammation and skin changes associated with psoriasis. 

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When should Tazarotene not be taken? (Contraindications)

Pregnancy, lactation, eczema, sunburn conditions, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Tazarotene?

Adult: Topical- As 0.05 or 0.1% cream/gel: Apply once in the evening.

How should Tazarotene be taken?

It comes as a gel, and cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tazarotene?

• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, mucous membranes, and abraded skin.

Do not use cream with occlusive dressing. Wash your hands thoroughly after application.

Do not use cream/gel in amounts more than instructed.

Women with child bearing potential should take birth control measures.

Negative pregnancy test to be obtained within 2 weeks prior to initiation of the therapy during normal menstrual period.

What are the side effects of Tazarotene?

  Skin: Itching, burning/stinging, redness, skin peeling, irritation, worsening of psoriasis, rash, dry skin, bleeding, localized swelling, high cholesterol levels, desquamation, contact dermatitis, discoloration of skin and photosensitivity.

What are the other precautions for Tazarotene?

Avoid exposure to sun or UV light. Do not use >10% of BSA.

What are the storage conditions for Tazarotene?

Store it at room temperature (25 degrees C). Store it in an airtight container. Keep away from children and away from pets.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022



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