Drug Name: Tazarotene
Uses: Tazarotene is a third-generation topical retinoid used to treat psoriasis, acne, and skin damage caused by sun rays. The cream/cream 0.1% is indicated for Acne vulgaris, cream 0.1% for mild-moderate acne, and foam 0.1% for moderate-severe acne.
Working: Tazarotene is a retinoid that is converted into an active form upon contact with the skin. The active form works to heal acne and psoriasis.
Manufacturer: Tazret Forte Cream 0.1% (15 gm) is manufactured by Gracewell, India.
Dosage Form and Strengths: This drug is available in cream form with a strength of Tazret Forte Cream 0.1% (15 gm).
Before You Take the Drug: Do not take this drug if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, have an open wound on the skin, or have a history of eczema, sunburn, and sun sensitivity. Also, avoid using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor if you have blood pressure or kidney problems, serious liver or heart complaints, or kidney problems.
Dosage: Use Tazarotene strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Apply a pea-sized amount of cream/cream to the affected area. Do not change the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Use this medication for as long as your doctor tells you to take it.
How to Apply: Wash and dry the affected area before applying the medicine. Rub the medicine into the skin until it is evenly distributed. Wash off the medicine from your hands. Do not wrap or cover the area.
For How Long to Apply: Use this medicine for as long as the doctor tells you to take. Never use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Side Effects: Itching, redness, rashes, irritation, numbness, peeling off, stinging of the skin, scaling of skin, pain in skin, photosensitivity, bleeding, peripheral edema, blister formation or crusting of the skin, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue are some common side effects of Tazarotene. If you experience any of these, seek immediate medical attention.
Common Drug Interactions: Certain other drugs can interact with Tretinoin and increase the risk of serious problems. Consult your doctor before using this medication with fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin, hydrochlorothiazide, sulfamethoxazole, vitamins, etc.
Warnings: Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Avoid sunlight or artificial UV light exposure, and use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to cover the treated areas while venturing out in the sun. Do not use this medicine on cracked, injured, or irritated skin. If the medicine gets accidentally into your eyes, wash your eyes thoroughly with water. This medicine is for topical use only, and do not use the medicine after the date of expiry. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.