Tazorac Cream (Tazarotene) is used to treat acne. Tazarotene is also used to treat psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body). Tazarotene is in a class of medications called retinoids. It works to treat acne and psoriasis by slowing skin cell overgrowth and decreasing skin cell inflammation, which can lead to acne or psoriasis. Tazorac Cream can be prescribed for other reasons not mentioned here. Tazarotene Cream (Generic) is available in addition to the brand name.
For the treatment of acne
For the treatment of psoriasis
Use effective sunscreens and wear protective clothing while using Tazorac Cream
The following symptoms are likely to affect the skin you are treating with tazarotene:
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away. Tazarotene may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
Why is Tazorac Cream prescribed?
Tazorac Cream helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
What if I miss an application of Tazorac Cream?
If you are using the tazarotene cream or foam, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra cream or foam at the next scheduled dose to make up for a missed dose.
Is it safe to be or become pregnant while using this cream?
No, do not use if you are pregnant. The cream can harm the fetus. Stop using Tazorac and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, if you stop using birth control, or if you miss a menstrual period.