Prescription strength TAZORAC® (tazarotene) Cream and Gel 0.1% are clinically shown to have effective acne-fighting power for patients 12 years and older. In clinical studies, improvement was seen with Tazorac® Cream or Gel at end of the 12 week program. You may not begin to see improvement for at least four weeks, but give the medicine time to work. To get the most out of your prescription, make sure you apply TAZORAC® properly with the 1-2-3 approach. Click here to learn how.
TAZORAC® Gel was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 as a topical treatment for mild-to-moderately severe facial acne, and TAZORAC® Cream was approved by the FDA in 2001 as a topical treatment for acne. TAZORAC® treats inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. Individual results may vary.
Over 8 million prescriptions for TAZORAC® have been filled.
HOW LONG BEFORE TAZORAC® CREAM OR GEL 0.1% WORKS?
TAZORAC® Cream or Gel. Improvement begins in 4 weeks. There may be some initial redness in cases, though this is common when treating acne with a retinoid because your skin is regenerating. Other reactions include peeling, burning, dry skin, or itching.
Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing these side effects. In clinical studies, improvement was seen with TAZORAC® Cream or Gel at end of the 12 week program.
TAZORAC® (TAZAROTENE) CREAM & GEL 0.1%
TAZORAC® Cream 0.1% is used to treat acne.
TAZORAC® Gel 0.1% is used in the treatment of mild to moderately severe facial acne.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Retinoids may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Do not use TAZORAC® Cream and Gel if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant or at high risk of pregnancy. Consult your physician for adequate birth control measures if you are a female of child-bearing potential. To help assure that you are not pregnant when you begin use, take a pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to beginning to use TAZORAC® Cream or Gel and/or begin taking TAZORAC® Cream or Gel during a normal menstrual period.
TAZORAC® Cream and Gel should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please see complete Information for Patients for a list of ingredients.
TAZORAC® Cream and Gel should not be used if you are also taking other drugs that increase your sensitivity to sunlight (e.g., thiazides, tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, phenothiazines, sulfonamides). Inform your physician if you are taking any other medications. Use protective clothing and sunscreens of at least SPF 15 during the day when using TAZORAC® Cream and Gel. Do not use TAZORAC® Cream and Gel if you have sunburn, eczema, or other continuing skin condition. Use TAZORAC® Cream and Gel with caution if you are using other topical products that might dry or irritate the skin.
The most common side effects of TAZORAC® Cream and Gel 0.1% are peeling, burning/stinging, dry skin, red skin, and itching.