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How long does it take for tazorac (tazarotene) to start working?

How long does it take for tazorac (tazarotene) to start working?

Nearly immediate: But acne is an ongoing disease and treatment over a six month period is likely or produce better results.

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How long does it take tazorac and solodyn (minocycline) to work for acne?

How long does it take tazorac and solodyn (minocycline) to work for acne?

1 to 2 months: Most topical and oral meds for acne take about 1-2 months to be effective. You may start seeing some improvement at 2-4 weeks but may take a while longer to get the maximum effect of the drug. It's also possible to look initially worse for the first 2-4 weeks before you start to see improvement.

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Can I use Tazorac cream on a Plantar wart? I was recently told I have one (wart) and my son no longer uses the cream.

Can I use Tazorac cream on a Plantar wart? I was recently told I have one (wart) and my son no longer uses the cream.

Acne cream: Tazorac cream is used for treating psoriasis or acne. It is not approved for use in plantar warts. Follow up with doctor for exam, diagnosis and proper treatment.

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How long does it take for retin-a to begin working?

How long does it take for retin-a to begin working?

Most people...: ...Notice superficial redness and peeling almost immediately - often after the very first application. Deeper effects, such as stimulation of new collagen formation, takes longer - weeks to months - because collagen regenerates so slowly. The more potent formulations work more quickly than milder ones -- but they also cause more irritation of the skin.

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Are dononex and tazorac (tazarotene) available OTC?

Are dononex and tazorac (tazarotene) available OTC?

No.: I assume you meant "dovonex". Dovonex is a vitamin d-derived cream or ointment used to treat psoriasis, and tazorac (tazarotene) is a retinoid cream (similar to retin-a) used to treat acne and psoriasis. Both are available by prescription only.

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My insurance plan covers 70% of the cost for certain medications. What are cheap alternatives to tazorac (tazarotene) that would cost less than $100 with insurance?

My insurance plan covers 70% of the cost for certain medications. What are cheap alternatives to tazorac (tazarotene) that would cost less than $100 with insurance?

Ask your MD: Your physician should be able to look at the formulary for your insurance and pick a less expensive alternative. You could also discuss this with your pharmacist & insurance company.

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What drugs interact with tazorac (tazarotene)?

What drugs interact with tazorac (tazarotene)?

Drug interactions.: Check here for a list of the meds that interact with tazorac: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tazarotene-topical, tazorac. Html

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How can I calm the side effects of tazorac (tazarotene)?

Tazorac (tazarotene): Apply tazorac (tazarotene) every other night to decrease side effects. Apply moisturizer to the face to keep from getting too dry

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What's better for acne tretinoin or Tazorac (tazarotene).?

What's better for acne tretinoin or Tazorac (tazarotene).?

Acne: They are both excellent formulations, each a little different

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What other medications can I use while I'm taking tazorac (tazarotene)?

Correct medicine?: Tazorac (tazarotene) is a cream or gel for the treatment of acne. Do you mean another medicine? Please rephrase your question. Make sure you name the medicines you plan to take with the one you are concerned with, and we can check for interactions.

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Will tazorac (tazarotene) tighten the eyelids?

Will tazorac (tazarotene) tighten the eyelids?

No, not really: Tazorac (tazarotene) is used for acne and mild sun damage. It is a third-generation prescription topical retinoid sold as a cream or gel, usually applied at bedtime after washing your face. Don't use it if you are pregnant or have a chance of becoming pregnant. Dry skin is a common side effect. It does not tighten the eyelids. You can consult an oculoplastic surgeon or plastic surgeon about tightening the lids.

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What the difference between Tazorac (tazarotene) and tretinoin?

What the difference between Tazorac (tazarotene) and tretinoin?

Price: They both work well for acne, tazorac (tazarotene) is the brand name for tartarozene. T retinoin is generic for Retin A. T retinoin can be purchased for much cheaper take a look at these discount coupon prices. Http://m.goodrx. Com/tretinoin. Both are prescription drugs and can be prescribed in a prime visit. I have had good response in my practice to both.

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Which is better retin A (tretinoin) or tazarotene?

Retin A (tretinoin): According to the experts, Retin A (tretinoin) or Tretinoin is preferred. Because of easier titration and less irritation. Need input from dermatologist.

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What is tazorac (tazarotene) good for? Will it help clear up exogenous ochronosis?

Ochrononsis: Ochronosis is the bluish black discoloration of tissues such as ear cartilage and ocular tissue, seen with alkaptonuria, a metabolic disorder. Additionally, ochronosis can occasionally occur from exposure to substances such as phenol, trinitrophenol, resorcinol, mercury, picric acid, benzene, hydroquinone, and antimalarials. Cannot find data on tazorene used for this. Check with a dermatologist.

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Has anyone ever used "tazorac" cream for acne, and not had side effects?

Has anyone ever used "tazorac" cream for acne, and not had side effects?

The only...: ...Significant side effect from tazorac, (tazarotene) in my experience, is dryness and irritation. Wait an hour after washing your face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. And apply it at bedtime, so that any irritation will occur while you're asleep.

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