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Tazorac 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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?
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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
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
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