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tazarotene topical (generic name)

(ta ZAR oh teen): A topical antipsoriatic - It is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne or psoriasis
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Tazarotene Topical gel

What is this medicine?

TAZAROTENE (ta ZAR oh teen) is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne or psoriasis.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

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 gel 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 gel accidentally gets on areas you do not treat, wash it off. Avoid contact with your eyes. If this medicine comes in contact with your eyes, rinse your eyes with large amounts of cool water, and contact an eye doctor if eye irritation continues.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

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?

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

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Last Updated

September 03, 2009

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