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Tazotene Information

Tazotene is a prescription medicine that is available as a Gel. Psoriasis are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Tazotene have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Tazotene depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Tazotene have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Tazotene are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Tazotene has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Tazotene has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Tazotene related warnings section.

Tazotene is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Eczema are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Tazotene contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Tazotene have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Tazotene, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.

Tazotene Benefits & Uses

Tazotene is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Tazotene 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Tazotene Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tazotene safe for pregnant women?

    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Tazotene. If you are pregnant, do not take Tazotene without a doctor's advice.

  • Is the use of Tazotene safe during breastfeeding?

    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Tazotene. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

  • What is the effect of Tazotene on the Kidneys?

    Using Tazotene does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Tazotene on the Liver?

    Side effects of Tazotene rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Tazotene on the Heart?

    There is no research available on the side effects of Tazotene on the heart. Therefore, its impact is unknown.


Severe Interaction of Tazotene with Other Drugs

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


Tazotene Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Tazotene

  • Is this Tazotene habit forming or addictive?

    No, you will not get addicted to Tazotene.

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

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

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Tazotene only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Tazotene cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Tazotene Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tazotene

    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Tazotene and food will interact.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tazotene

    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Tazotene with alcohol will be.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tazorac® (tazarotene)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 891

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