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Tazarotene Information

Tazarotene Benefits & Uses

Tazarotene is used to treat the following -

  1. Pimples
  2. Psoriasis Primary

Tazarotene Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Tazarotene


Tazarotene Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Tazarotene is used -

  1. Skin Burning
  2. Skin irritation
  3. Swelling
  4. Sensation of Burning
  5. Tingling Sensation
  6. Skin Discolouration
  7. Itching or burning
  8. Rash
  9. Skin redness
  10. Dryness
  11. Erythema

Tazarotene Related Warnings

Is the use of Tazarotene safe for pregnant women?

Tazarotene has many dangerous side effects on pregnant women, so do not consume it without medical advice.


Is the use of Tazarotene safe during breastfeeding?

Tazarotene may lead to some side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel any unwanted symptoms after taking Tazarotene, then do not take it again and call your doctor right away. Your doctor will tell you the best option for you.


What is the effect of Tazarotene on the Kidneys?

You can take Tazarotene without any fear of damage to kidney.


What is the effect of Tazarotene on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Tazarotene on liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Tazarotene on the Heart?

No research work has been carried out till date on effects of Tazarotene on heart. So it is not known whether taking Tazarotene will cause side effects on heart or not.


Severe Interaction of Tazarotene with Other Drugs

Tazarotene should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Tazarotene Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tazarotene unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Skin Disorders and Diseases
  2. Eczema
  3. Sunburn

Frequently asked Questions about Tazarotene

Is this Tazarotene habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Tazarotene is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Tazarotene will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Tazarotene only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Tazarotene is not used to treat mental disorders.


Tazarotene Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Tazarotene

There is no information on the effects of food and Tazarotene because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


Interaction between Alcohol and Tazarotene

Information about the interaction of Tazarotene and alcohol is not available because this topic has not been researched yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tazorac® (tazarotene)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 891