tazarotene topical (generic name)

It is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • changes in skin color
  • deep grooves or lines in skin
  • pain or tenderness of the skin
  • severe burning, dryness, itching, reddening, crusting, or swelling of the treated areas

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry skin
  • increased sensitivity to the sun
  • itching
  • mild burning or stinging after applying
  • red, inflamed, and irritated skin, the skin may peel after a few days

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature, but less than 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Keep tube tightly closed when not using. Throw away any unused cream after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2012
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