Treating psoriasis and acne. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Tazorac cream is a retinoid. The specific way Tazorac cream works is not completely understood. It may decrease skin inflammation and skin changes associated with acne and psoriasis.
Applies to tazarotene topical: topical cream, topical foam, topical gel/jelly
As well as its needed effects, tazarotene topical (the active ingredient contained in Tazorac) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking tazarotene topical, check with your doctor immediately:
Burning or stinging of the skin (severe)
changes in color of the treated skin
deep grooves or lines in the skin
dryness, itching, peeling, or redness of the skin (severe)
pain or swelling of the treated skin
skin rash (in patients with psoriasis only)
Some tazarotene topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
Burning or stinging after application
dryness, itching, peeling, or redness of the skin (mild)
Tazorac (tazarotene) gel Tazorac Cream (tazarotene) cream General dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Tazorac: Tazarotene Topical (topical gel, topical cream, topical foam) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.