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Tazarotene Drug Information

Tazarotene (Avage®, Tazorac®) is a prescription drug licensed to treat psoriasis, acne, and signs of sun damage. A thin layer of the medicine is typically to the affected areas of the body each evening. The various tazarotene products are approved for different uses, as follows:
 
  • Tazorac 0.05% gel and cream (approved to treat psoriasis only)
  • Tazorac 0.1% gel and cream (approved to treat acne and psoriasis)
  • Avage 0.1% cream (approved to improve signs of sun damage).
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It's a good idea to become familiar with the drug's safety information before using it. Possible side effects of tazarotene include skin redness, burning, and peeling; however, these symptoms usually improve with time. Before starting treatment, tell your healthcare provider about any other drugs you are taking, including over-the-counter (OTC) products. You should also talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Eczema
  • A sunburn
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
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(For more information on this drug, click Tazarotene. This article offers a complete overview of this medicine, including its uses, dosing guidelines, and side effects.)
 

Tazarotene Drug Information

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