What is Tazret (Tazarotene) used for?
Tazret (Tazarotene) is is a topical retinoid medication prescribed to treat skin conditions such as acne or psoriasis. It is similar to vitamin A and operates by increasing cell renewal to improve its appearance and prevent the irritation and inflammation associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tazret (Tazarotene)?
Tazret (Tazarotene) is normally applied to the affected area once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the area being treated before each application to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of medicine, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area exposed to the air allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes or areas of skin not being treated. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Tazret (Tazarotene)?
Some patients using Tazret (Tazarotene) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are severe swelling, oozing from the skin, severe pain, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Tazret (Tazarotene) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have psoriasis with discharges, or scale formation. Also inform your doctor if you have any chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Tazret (Tazarotene) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Tazret (Tazarotene) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.