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General Information on Tazarotene

Generic Name : Tazarotene

Pronunciation : taz-AR-oh-teen

Latest prescription information about Tazarotene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tazarotene

India : 

International : 

Tazorac

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. 

When should Tazarotene not to 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.

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