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What is Tazorac Gel used for?

Tazorac Gel is used to treat plaque psoriasis and acne vulgaris. Plaque psoriasis is a long-term skin disease in which the skin cells grow faster than normal. This abnormal growth causes a build of cells on the surface of the skin. Acne vulgaris is a skin condition that is common in adolescents, and usually gets better overtime. It is a skin condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells plug up hair follicles.

It may also be used to treat the symptoms of premature skin aging caused by sun exposure, such as fine wrinkles on the face, mottled light and dark skin patches on the face, and benign facial lentigines (non-cancerous freckles).

You can buy Tazorac Gel (Tazarotene) online at My Drug Center. We also have the Tazorac Gel generic, called Tazarotene Gel, available for purchase as well.


How does Tazorac Gel work?

Tazorac is a topical medication that contains the active ingredient Tazarotene, which belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids. When applied as directed, Tazorac Gel can reduce skin inflammation and other skin changes. The Tazarotene dosage in the medication increases the skin cell turnover rate so old cells are removed faster and avoid the buildup that causes blocked pores and raised patches of skin. As a result, skin is able to renew itself more quickly which may imporove the appearance and texture of the skin.

Before taking Tazorac Gel or the Tazarotene generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Cleanse your face before applying the medicine. You can then use a moisturizer, if your doctor recommends one. Apply moisturizer at least one hour before using Tazorac. Next, spread a pea-sized amount of the Tazorac Gel dosage over the entire area of your face where you have acne. Make sure you use it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Tazarotene dosage in your system. This medication should be used on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tazorac Gel dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

Avoid getting the medicine in your mouth, eyes, or eyelids, or on healthy skin areas. If this happens, rinse the area right away with water.


Tazorac Gel or the Tazorotene Gel generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tazorac Gel. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to Eczema, sunburn, or any other skin condition, skin cancer, lentigo maligna, any allergic reaction to a skin product, or if you work outdoors. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Tazarotene.

Side Effects

Some serious Tazorac Gel side effects include:

Severe burning, redness, peeling, or itching, sunburn, swelling of the skin, hands or feet, worsening of psoriasis, signs of allergic reaction such as hives, rash, chest tightness, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

If any side effects of Tazarotene become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options


Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.


Q: What is the best dosage to take?

A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Tarozac Gel dosage for your treatment.


Q: What happens if I miss a dose?

A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose


Q: What is the best way to store this medication?

A: This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.


Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A:  Don't take this medicine if you're pregnant or might become pregnant. Use an effective method of birth control while you take this drug. Stop taking the Tarozac Gel right away and call your doctor if you find out you're pregnant during treatment. Don't breastfeed while taking Tarozac Gel without first talking to your doctor.

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