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Generic: tazarotene topical
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It is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

After using this medicine, you may notice itching, burning or stinging. This may happen less often as your skin gets used to the medicine. Talk to your doctor or health care professional if increased sensitivity or irritation occurs. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition gets worse.

Women who may become pregnant should use effective birth control methods while using this medicine. It may cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. You will need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting treatment with this medicine.

Use this medicine with caution if you are also using other products with a strong skin drying effect. This may include products with a high alcohol content, astringents, spices, the peel of lime or other citrus, medicated soaps or shampoos, permanent wave solutions, electrolysis, hair removers or waxes, or any other preparations or processes that might dry or irritate your skin. Talk to doctor or health care professional before using these products.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.Avoid weather extremes because they may be more irritating to patients using this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • changes in skin color
  • deep grooves or lines in skin
  • pain or tenderness of the skin
  • severe burning, dryness, itching, reddening, crusting, or swelling of the treated areas

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry skin
  • increased sensitivity to the sun
  • itching
  • mild burning or stinging after applying
  • red, inflamed, and irritated skin, the skin may peel after a few days

               
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