Generic: tazarotene topical
It is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.
What is this medicine?TAZAROTENE (ta ZAR oh teen) is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- sensitivity to the sun or sunburn
- skin cancer or family history of skin cancer
- skin conditions or sensitivity
- an unusual or allergic reaction to tazarotene, vitamin A, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. If you use a cream or lotion to soften your skin, apply this medicine after all of the other cream or lotion has been absorbed. Apply just enough cream to cover the affected areas. Rub in gently. Do not cover area with a tight dressing. Wash your hands after applying this medicine unless you are treating your hands for psoriasis. If the cream accidentally gets on areas you do not treat, wash it off.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?