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Anxiety, Medication: I understand your distress. Restlessness or sleeplessness is not a common side effect of Tazorac (tazarotene) skin medication. It may cause severe skin irritation, severe redness or discomfort, swelling, or oozing. These effects can cause Anxiety leading to restlessness or sleeplessness. Symptoms can also be due to stress in your life. See Dermatologist for side effects and management Therapy will help. ...Read more
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?
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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Tazorac (tazarotene) cream expiration, what are some problems that could come up if you took them?
NOt toxic: May not work as effectively. I would get a refill. ...Read more
I use tazorac (tazarotene) for my skin at night. Is it true to only use a small amount for the whole face?
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Acne: they are both excellent formulations, each a little different ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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