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Dr. William Singer
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Tazarotene (Overview)

Tazarotene is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

Will tazorac cream (tazarotene cream) help with acne scars?

No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate them, or are indifferent, or let their partner decide. You have a choice. Laser therapy and fillers are used by dermatologists with much success. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
47 doctors shared insights

Tazarotene (Overview)

Tazarotene is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between tazorac (tazarotene) gel and cream?

Same medicine but...: Gels in general are a bit stronger than their cream counterparts of the same medicine. So if you have a medicine that is working and then the effects begin to wane a bit, or you see response but could see better, sometimes going to the gel will help. But with increased strength also comes increased side effects, so be careful. ...Read more

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How do I buy Tazorac (tazarotene) cream when they don't sell it or the active ingredient, here in the UK anymore?

Try online pharmacy: You may be able to buy your preferred formulation from an online pharmacy with a valid prescription. As long as your prescription is valid, there's nothing wrong with getting your Tretinoin from an international pharmacy that still formulates it, assuming it can get through customs in your country. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why does tazorac (tazarotene) make your acne worse before getting better?

Why does tazorac (tazarotene) make your acne worse before getting better?

Maybe not: Acne fluctuates. It might look worse at first. It might not. Many people benefit from this type of med. without getting worse. It tends to be irritating, especially the first 2 weeks. As it makes comedones [plugs in oil glands] come out, it might appear as worse acne, especially as it makes the face red. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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