Tazarotene cream is a topical...
Tazarotene cream is a topical medication used to treat plaque psoriasis and acne in adults and teenagers. It comes in the form of cream 0.01% 15g made by Glenmark under the name Tazret.
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Tazarotene cream is a topical medication used to treat plaque psoriasis and acne in adults and teenagers. It comes in the form of cream 0.01% 15g made by Glenmark under the name Tazret. Tazarotene cream is available under different trade names such as Tazorac or Avage.
Generic Tazorac (tazarotene) is a prodrug meaning that comes in the not active form. After application, the inactive form of tazarotene is converted into its active form under the influence of certain enzymes. Chemically, Tazorac is related to Vitamin A.
Action mechanism of Tazret cream is associated with suppressing inflammatory reactions in the skin follicles and retardation of rapid skin cells regeneration.
Tazarotene cream 0.1% is a topical medication used to treat plaque psoriasis and acne. It comes in the form of cream 0.1%
Like many other retinoid creams, tazorac generic may make skin appear worse before the improvement. Usually this manifests in irritation, redness and flaky. With time, the situation gets better. Generic Tazorac can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other acne medications.
Off-label Tazarotene cream uses include:
Dosage and administration
Tazarotene cream is usually applied on the affected area once daily. In case of skin irritation, redness and burning, your doctor may recommend to use the medication every other day or even less frequently. Since generic Tazorac (tazarotene cream 0.1%) cream increases sensitivity to light, your healthcare provide may recommend to use a sunscreen of at least SPF15.
Tazorac should never be used by pregnant therefore women should have negative pregnancy test before starting the treatment with tazarotene cream.
Contraindications and cautions
Tazarotene is contraindicated for use in:
Tazarotene should never be used by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers because of very high risk of birth defects.
Avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids, and mouth.
Avoid exposure to sunlight
If you developed a sunburn, you need to stop taking the medication immediately.
The most common Tazarotene side effects include: itching, redness, burning sensation, peeling skin, dry skin, psoriasis symptoms, pain in the place of application, skin irritation
Less common Tazarotene cream side effects include: stinging, dermatitis, eczema, skin rash, bleedings, skin discoloration, swelling.
Tazarotene drug interaction:
Tazarotene cream should not be applied with the following groups of drugs: