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Tazarotene gel is safe and effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a multicenter, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study.

Cutis

Tazarotene effectively treats acne.

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Tazarotene versus tretinoin or adapalene in the treatment of acne vulgaris

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Tazarotene is more effective than tretinoin at treating acne.

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Tazarotene Cream for Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation and Acne Vulgaris in Darker Skin: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Study

Therapeutics For The Clinician

Tazarotene reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in patients with darker skin.

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Tazarotene versus tazarotene plus clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized parallel-group trial.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Combination therapy of tazarotene with clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide works better than treatment with tazarotene alone.

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Efficacy of 0.1% Tazarotene Cream for the Treatment of Photodamage

Archives of Dermatology

Tazarotene effectively treats skin aging.

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IngredientsTazarotene

Taz

Topical Medication

C21H21NO2S

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TARGETS:

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Clogged pores

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Sun-damaged skin

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Wrinkles and fine lines

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Hyperpigmentation

BENEFITS:

Improves severe acne

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Fades post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

1999

Tazarotene gel is safe and effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a multicenter, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study.

...

Cutis

2008

Tazarotene versus tretinoin or adapalene in the treatment of acne vulgaris

...

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

2006

Tazarotene Cream for Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation and Acne Vulgaris in Darker Skin: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Study

...

Therapeutics For The Clinician

2006

Tazarotene versus tazarotene plus clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized parallel-group trial.

...

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

2002

Efficacy of 0.1% Tazarotene Cream for the Treatment of Photodamage

Archives of Dermatology

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SIDE EFFECTS


The most common side effects of this medication are redness, peeling, dryness, and irritation at the application side. Tazarotene increases sensitivity to the sun, especially during the first 6 months of use. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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