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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Tazorac (Overview)

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


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

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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Tazorac (Overview)

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


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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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Can you use tazorac in the day and renova (tretinoin) at night , given that your skin can handle it ?

Can you use tazorac in the day and renova (tretinoin) at night , given that your skin can handle it ?

???: Not a great idea. First, sunlight inactivates retinoids so whichever one you use during the don't won't work as well. Second, you really only need to use one retinoid. You won't get any more benefit from using two, or even from using the same one twice daily. Finally, tazorac tends to be harsh and Renova (tretinoin) was made to be very gentle. Strange combination to use both. ...Read more

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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 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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What dose of tazorac (tazarotene) should I mix with my under eye cream to improve wrinkles and fine lines?

What dose of tazorac (tazarotene) should I mix with my under eye cream to improve wrinkles and fine lines?

Just a Smidge!: Tazorac, retin a, (tretinoin) retinoic acid… all have an fda approval for reduction of wrinkles around the eyes. Use the equivalent of one half the size of a pea mixed with your eye cream which should be enough for both sides. Try to stay below the bony rim of the eyesocket to avoid accidentally getting into the eyes. If you experience redness or irritation remove immediately and consult your doctor! ...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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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