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When can I start using retin a (tretinoin) after pregnancy?

When can I start using retin a (tretinoin) after pregnancy?

Immediately: Since retin a (tretinoin) is topical, even if you are breastfeeding, it should be fine. If bottle feeding, there is not question that you can start immediately if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will there be any advserse effect on my baby if I used retin a (tretinoin) 0.5mg for about the first 6 weeks of pregnancy on my face alone?

Will there be any advserse effect on my baby if I used retin a (tretinoin) 0.5mg for about the first 6 weeks of pregnancy on my face alone?

YES!: In the beginning the embryo consists of just one cell which divides into two cells, they into 4, then 8 etc. Early on any damage to a cell will have catastrophic results because if is one of the first 4 cells then 1/4 of the whole body would not develop. Damage done this early brings about a miscarriage. Later on when the baby has all its parts then damage to a cell leads to defects in that part. ...Read more

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I have melasma spots all over my face from past pregnancy and bcp/hormones. Don't want retin-a or hydroquinone 2nd to chemicals. Any effective lasertx?

I have melasma spots all over my face from past pregnancy and bcp/hormones. Don't want retin-a or hydroquinone 2nd to chemicals. Any effective lasertx?

Various treatments: Melasma can be frustrating to have and a challenge to treat. Daily sun protection is important. Often the best results may occur by using a combination of treatments. These include topical treatments, peels and sometimes laser. Lasers can be helpful, but i recommend treatment with low energies, as higher energies can sometimes stimulate pigment worsening. Even when tx helps, recurrence is common. ...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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Doctors, what is the difference between tazorac (tazarotene) gel and cream?

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 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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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

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I have been using tazorac (tazarotene) for about two years. Due to insurance purposes I have to switch to tretinoin. I'm wondering how the transition will go?

Will go fine: Tretinoin is less expensive but less potent. It is less irritating. There are several formulations. There are different strength creams and gels. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Tazorac (Definition)

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