Tazorac gel

Tazorac gel Medication Information:

Tazorac gel medication comes in several different strengths; click on the strength you need to view prices from pharmacies competing to earn your business.

Tazorac gel 0.050 %
Tazorac gel 0.100 %

Psoriasis

If you are a female of childbearing age, you should only use Tazorac (tazarotene) gel after consulting your doctor about contraceptive counselling. If you are pregnant you should discontinue use of Tazorac.

Before you Use this Medicine

Tell your doctor:

  1. If you are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant. You should contact the doctor if you become pregnant while using this drug.

  2. If you are breast-feeding.

  3. If you are allergic to any ingredients in this medicine. Ingredients include benzyl alcohol, ascorbic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, butylated hydroxytoluene, Carbomer 934P, edetate disodium, hexylene glycol, purified water, poloxamer 407, polyethylene glycol 400, polysorbate 40 and tromethamine.

  4. If you are already using other products that make your skin dry.

  5. If you have a skin condition called eczema. Tazorac may cause severe irritation if applied to eczematous skin.

How to Use this Product

Your doctor may have told you to use Tazorac in a different way to that recommended in this leaflet. If so, follow your doctor's instructions about when and how to use the gel. Read the directions on your prescription label carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything that you do not understand.

If you use a cream or lotion to lubricate your skin, apply it to your skin before applying Tazorac.

Remove the cap and check that the seal is not broken before you first use the gel. To break the seal, use the back of the cap.

After applying Tazorac, some people notice a feeling of itching, burning or stinging. This feeling may occur less often as your skin gets used to the medication. Contact your doctor if this irritation becomes troublesome.

Avoid excessive exposure to sun or ultraviolet light. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when exposed to sunlight.

Do not cover treatment areas with dressings or bandages.

Excessive use of Tazorac will not provide faster or better results, and severe irritation or discomfort could occur.

Wash your hands after applying the medication unless you are treating your hands for psoriasis. If the gel accidentally gets on areas you do not need to treat, wash it off.

If Tazorac comes in contact with your eyes, wash your eye with large amounts of cool water, and contact a doctor if eye irritation persists.

Missed Doses

If you forget a dose of Tazorac, do not try to “make it up”. Return to your normal application schedule as soon as you can.

Directions for Use

If you bathe or shower, be sure the skin is dry before applying Tazorac. Apply a thin film of the gel to your psoriasis lesions once a day before going to bed.

Avoid application to normal skin. Tazorac is sometimes more irritating to normal skin.

If you need to treat your hands, avoid contact with your eyes.

Usually, you will notice an improvement in your psoriasis after about 1 week. Continue to use Tazorac as directed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if your psoriasis becomes worse.

Special Notes

If Tazorac is swallowed, contact your doctor or Poison Control Centre.

Do not use Tazorac after the expiration date found on the crimp of the tube.

This medicine was prescribed to treat your specific medical problem and is for your use only. Do not share it with others. It may harm them even if their skin problem appears to be the same as yours.

Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use. Store it in a safe place where children cannot reach it.

Acne

If you are a female of childbearing age, you should only use Tazorac (tazarotene) gel after consulting your doctor about contraceptive counselling. If you are pregnant you should discontinue use of Tazorac.

Before you Use this Medicine

Tell your doctor:

  1. If you are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant. You should contact the doctor if you become pregnant while using this drug.

  2. If you are breast-feeding.

  3. If you are allergic to any ingredients in this medicine. Ingredients include benzyl alcohol, ascorbic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, butylated hydroxytoluene, Carbomer 934P, edetate disodium, hexylene glycol, purified water, poloxamer 407, polyethylene glycol 400, polysorbate 40 and tromethamine.

  4. If you are already using other products that make your skin dry.

  5. If you have a skin condition called eczema. Tazorac may cause severe irritation if applied to eczematous skin.

How to Use this Product

Your doctor may have told you to use Tazorac in a different way to that recommended in this leaflet. If so, follow your doctor's instructions about when and how to use the gel.

Read the directions on your prescription label carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything that you do not understand.

If you use a cream or lotion to lubricate your skin, apply it to your skin before applying Tazorac.

Remove the cap and check that the seal is not broken before you first use the gel. To break the seal, use the back of the cap.

After applying Tazorac, some people notice a feeling of itching, burning or stinging. This feeling may occur less often as your skin gets used to the medication. Contact your doctor if this irritation becomes troublesome.

Avoid excessive exposure to sun or ultraviolet light. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when exposed to sunlight.

Do not cover treatment areas with dressings or bandages.

Excessive use of Tazorac will not provide faster or better results, and severe irritation or discomfort could occur.

Wash your hands after applying the medication unless you are treating your hands for psoriasis. If the gel accidentally gets on areas you do not need to treat, wash it off.

If Tazorac comes in contact with your eyes, wash your eye with large amounts of cool water, and contact a doctor if eye irritation persists.

Missed Doses

If you forget a dose of Tazorac, do not try to “make it up”. Return to your normal application schedule as soon as you can.

Directions for Use

Clean your skin gently. After it is dry, apply Tazorac once a day, before going to bed, to the areas where you have acne lesions. Use enough gel to cover the entire affected area with a thin film.

Follow your doctor's directions for other routine skin care and the use of make-up. Talk to your doctor about the use of cosmetics, especially those that dry your skin.

Usually, your acne will begin to improve in about 4 weeks. Continue to use Tazorac as directed by you doctor.

Contact your doctor if your acne becomes worse.

Special Notes

If Tazorac is swallowed, contact your doctor or Poison Control Centre.

Do not use Tazorac after the expiration date found on the crimp of the tube.

This medicine was prescribed to treat your specific medical problem and is for your use only. Do not share it with others. It may harm them even if their skin problem appears to be the same as yours.

Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use. Store it in a safe place where children cannot reach it.

 

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