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Tazarotene

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

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 shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Tazarotene safe during breastfeeding?

Tazarotene may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Tazarotene, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Tazarotene.

Moderate

What is the effect of Tazarotene on the Kidneys?

Tazarotene is not harmful for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Tazarotene on the Liver?

Side effects of Tazarotene rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Tazarotene on the Heart?

Information about safety of Tazarotene for heart is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

Unknown

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, you will not get addicted to Tazarotene.

No

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.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Tazarotene only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Tazarotene in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Tazarotene Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Tazarotene

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Tazarotene with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Tazarotene

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Tazarotene with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  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