Tazarotene + niacinamide formula

Tazarotene + niacinamide formula is a topical retinoid developed for the treatment of acne, wrinkles, and fine lines. Tazarotene is a vitamin a derivative that promotes cell turnover and collagen production. Niacinamide is a vitamin b derivative that helps to balance oil production and improve tolerability with prescription treatments.


  • Do not use if pregnant or at high risk of becoming pregnant.
  • Be sure to apply broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every morning. Tazarotene will make your skin more sensitive to the sun, especially during the first 6 months of use.
  • Redness, peeling, and skin sensitivity can occur, so it’s best to ease into treatment. Your skin will adjust to the medicine over time.


  • Dot a pea-sized amount of your topical treatment on your forehead, cheeks, and chin.
  • Evenly spread the treatment across your face. Avoid your eyelids and the corners of your nose and mouth.
  • Apply a moisturizer either immediately before or after you apply your topical treatment.
  • If your skin becomes irritated, reduce frequency of use. If the irritation persists, stop the medication and contact your dermatology team.


  • The most common side effects of this medication are redness, dryness, stinging, sun sensitivity, and mild-burning at the application site. Skin irritation usually goes away during the course of the treatment.


  • Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children.
  • Store it in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate. This medication may turn slightly yellow over time but is still safe to use.