Treats acne, psoriasis, wrinkles, and skin pigmentation.
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Tazorac (tazarotene) can be used for a variety of skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and pigmentation but can cause your skin to be irritated. Your doctor and pharmacist can provide tips to help relieve and prevent skin irritation.
- Studies show Tazorac (tazarotene) is effective for acne, psoriasis, wrinkles, and pigmentation.
- Is one of the first-line prescription medicines for acne.
- Not available over-the-counter. You'll need a prescription to get Tazorac (tazarotene).
- May be a lot more expensive than alternative medicines.
- May cause skin irritation.
Tazorac (tazarotene) belongs to a drug class called retinoids. It works by controlling the overgrowth of skin cells.
What to expect when you take Tazorac (tazarotene) for Acne, psoriasis, wrinkles, and pigmentationSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Tazorac (tazarotene)
- Skin peeling
- Skin redness
- Burning sensation
- Dry skin
- Irritated skin
- Irritated skin from contact with an irritant or allergen
Risks and Warnings for Tazorac (tazarotene)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- Higher risk if:
- › Sun exposure
- › Other drugs that can cause sun sensitivity
Your skin is more likely to sunburn while you're using Tazorac (tazarotene). Avoid tanning outdoors and tanning beds. Apply sunblock or wear protective clothing if you have to be out in the sun. If you already have sunburns, do not use Tazorac (tazarotene) until the sunburns are healed.