Tazarotene Cream

 

 

General English name: Tazarotene

Brand: Avage

Application: Removes wrinkles and skin blemishes

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of tazarotene

Tazarotene Cream Drug Information

Amount and method of using tazarotene cream

Contraindications Tazarotene cream

Drug Interactions Tazarotene Cream

Special warnings and precautions while taking tazarotene cream

Side effects of tazarotene cream

Overuse of tazarotene cream (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of tazarotene cream

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of tazarotene

Gel, cream

 

Tazarotene Cream Drug Information

Tazarotene cream is used to reduce skin wrinkles and dark and light spots on the face. Tazarotene is a retinoid product associated with vitamin A. This medicine should be used according to the skin care plan and should not be exposed to sunlight while using it.

If you are interested in learning more about other forms of tazarotene, such as tazarotene gel, you can refer to the relevant page.

 

Amount and method of using tazarotene cream

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The drug is available in different doses (strengths) and the goal is to use the dose of the drug that has the least side effects and the most benefit for you.

Before using this cream, wash your face and then wait for 20 minutes for your skin to dry and you can use this medicine.

Apply a thin layer of tazarotene cream on the affected areas of your skin and rub it gently.

You can only apply this medicine on your face, the medicine should never hit your eyes and mouth.

 

Contraindications Tazarotene cream

Pay attention to the expiration date of tazarotene cream and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give tazarotene cream to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with tazarotene cream, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Tazarotene cream during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself. This medicine may harm your baby.

 

Drug Interactions Tazarotene Cream

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this medication include: Vitamin A products, hair curlers, other skin products that dry out the skin, skin products containing alcohol or lemon (such as shaving lotion, perfume), calamine lotion, Soaps, shampoos and cleansers.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking tazarotene cream

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have skin problems such as burns, allergies or eczema.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to vitamin A-related retinoid products such as isotretinoin.

 

Side effects of tazarotene cream

Tazarotene cream can irritate the skin and cause symptoms such as redness, itching, scaling, hives and a burning sensation. If this persists or becomes severe, do not use tazarotene cream and consult your doctor.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this medicine.

 

Overuse of tazarotene cream (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you notice symptoms such as dryness, severe flaking of the skin, shortness of breath or fainting in yourself or someone else, call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of tazarotene cream

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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