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

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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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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Is there any long-term side effects of retin-a like after 20yr?

Is there any long-term side effects of retin-a like after 20yr?

Retin-A: Retin-a is a photosensitizer; so prolonged use may increase sensitivity to sun exposure. Temporary hyper or hypopigmentation has been reported with repeated application. "to date, all adverse effects of Retin-A have been reversible upon discontinuance of therapy". ...Read more

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What are the side effects and dangers of retin a (tretinoin)?

What are the side effects and dangers of retin a (tretinoin)?

Retina a: The major side effects with retin a (tretinoin) are : 1) skin irritation (drying, peeling, redness itching and burning), rarely there can be liver and nervous system side effects but those are more common when the oral form of retin a (tretinoin) is used. ...Read more

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I've been on benzoyle peroxide everyday I'm now going on a retin a (tretinoin) will i still get side effects?

Retin A (tretinoin) SIDE EFFECT: yes dryness irritation and sometimes flare ups. this symptoms are short lived though . Recommendation: use pea size dose and spread and the gel. if still a lot of irritation use every other night. ...Read more

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Can one please show me or tell me which retin-a gel should I use for blackheads ? And what are its side effects ? Does it dries the skin ?

Can one please show me or tell me which retin-a gel should I use for blackheads  ? And what are its side effects ? Does it dries the skin ?

Start with cream: Since the cream is less drying than the gel, unless your face is very oily i would start with that first. You can in the beginning use it every other night and then use it nightly. Everyone has to go through a period of time when their skin is dry. This is normal and cold the period of retinization. It will disappear with time. ...Read more

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Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male? I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a

Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male?  I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a

Accutane: Accutane is indeed a powerful drug and does have some potential serious side effects. It needs to be managed very closely by someone very familiar with it, such as a dermatologist. Retin a (tretinoin) is certainly another option, as are some combination products like epiduo. Depending on the predominant type of acne you have, you may certianly be a candidate for one over the other. Best to ask your derm doc! ...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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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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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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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 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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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?

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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