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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with tazarotene include the following:
  • Tazarotene is usually applied once daily to the affected areas in the evening. Use only a thin layer.
  • For acne, be sure to cover the entire affected area. For psoriasis, use only on affected skin (do not apply to healthy skin). For sun damage, apply to the entire face (including the eyelids, if desired).
  • Wash your hands after applying this product, unless you are treating your hands.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on areas of the body where tazarotene has been applied, since you will burn more easily. A sunscreen of at least SPF 15 should be used daily, especially if the medication is applied to the face.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Tazarotene Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose for this medication, regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Tazarotene Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Tazarotene can potentially interact with a few medications (see Drug Interactions With Tazarotene).

What If I Take an Overdose of Tazarotene?

Applying too much of this medication may cause skin redness, peeling, and discomfort. Taking tazarotene by mouth may cause symptoms of vitamin A toxicity.
(Click Avage Overdose or Tazorac Overdose to learn more.)
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