TAZORAC® (tazarotene) Cream and Gel 0.1%
TAZORAC® (tazarotene) 0.1% Cream and Gel is a topical receptor-selective retinoid, a powerful compound chemically related to Vitamin A. Allergan has devoted significant research to developing retinoids, and TAZORAC® is clinically proven to effectively treat both acne and psoriasis.
TAZORAC® Cream and Gel heal tough acne fast, with visible improvement in approximately a month. TAZORAC® Gel was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 for mild-to-moderately severe facial acne, and TAZORAC® Cream was approved by the FDA in 2001 for the topical treatment of acne. TAZORAC® treats whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), red pimples (papules), and pimples containing pus (pustules).
Important Safety Information
TAZORAC® Cream and Gel should not be used if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant or at high risk of pregnancy. Women of childbearing potential should use adequate birth-control measures when TAZORAC® (tazarotene) Cream or Gel 0.1% is used.
TAZORAC® (tazarotene) Cream and Gel 0.1% should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please see complete Patient Information for a list of ingredients.
Retinoids should not be used on eczematous skin, as they may cause severe irritation.
BEFORE YOU USE THIS MEDICINE
You should be aware that:
TAZORAC® Cream and Gel should not be used if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant or at high risk of pregnancy. Consult your physician for adequate birth control measures if you are a female of child-bearing potential. If you are able to become pregnant, take a pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning to use TAZORAC® Cream or Gel to be sure you are not pregnant. If you have menstrual periods, begin taking TAZORAC® Cream or Gel during a normal menstrual period. These actions help assure that you are not pregnant when you begin use.
TAZORAC® Cream and Gel should not be used if you are also taking other drugs that increase your sensitivity to sunlight (e.g., thiazides, tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, phenothiazines, sulfonamides). Inform your physician if you are taking any other medications.
For patients with acne, the most common side effects of TAZORAC® Cream and Gel 0.1% are peeling, burning/stinging, dry skin, red skin, and itching.