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Zorotene Information

Zorotene is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Gel. It is primarily used for the treatment of Psoriasis. Zorotene also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Zorotene. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Zorotene side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Zorotene are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Zorotene is Severe for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Zorotene related warnings talks about Zorotene's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Zorotene is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Eczema are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Zorotene are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Zorotene may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Zorotene is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.

Zorotene Benefits & Uses

Zorotene is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Zorotene 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

Zorotene Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zorotene safe for pregnant women?

    Zorotene should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

  • Is the use of Zorotene safe during breastfeeding?

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

  • What is the effect of Zorotene on the Kidneys?

    Using Zorotene does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Zorotene on the Liver?

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

  • What is the effect of Zorotene on the Heart?

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


Severe Interaction of Zorotene with Other Drugs

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


Zorotene Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Zorotene

  • Is this Zorotene habit forming or addictive?

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

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

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

  • Is it safe?

    Zorotene should be used only after doctor's advice.

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

    No, Zorotene cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Zorotene Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zorotene

    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Zorotene, due to a lack of research on this.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zorotene

    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Zorotene 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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