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Psoriasis
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Drug Name:

TAZORAC Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Tazarotene 0.05%, 0.1%; gel; crm.

Company:
Allergan

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for TAZORAC:

Mild-to-moderate facial acne vulgaris (0.1% strength only).

Adult:

Cleanse and dry skin. Apply thin film of 0.1% strength to lesions on face once daily in the PM. Women of childbearing potential: begin therapy during normal menses.

Children:

<12yrs: not established.

Contraindications:

Pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Embryo-fetal toxicity. Obtain reliable negative pregnancy test within 2wks before starting therapy; use effective contraception during therapy. Do not use on broken, eczematous, or sunburned skin. Sun sensitivity. Avoid eyes, mouth, mucous membranes, sun and UV light; use adequate sun protection. Increased irritation in extreme weather. Discontinue or reduce frequency if excessive irritation occurs. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Retinoid.

Interactions:

Avoid use until the effects of strong topical drying agents have subsided. Caution with other photosensitizers or irritants. Separate use of emollients at least 1hr before Tazorac.

Adverse Reactions:

Desquamation, burning/stinging, dry skin, erythema, pruritus, worsening of psoriasis, irritation, skin pain; photosensitivity.

How Supplied:

Gel—30g, 100g; Crm—30g, 60g

Indications for TAZORAC:

Plaque psoriasis.

Adult:

Cleanse and dry skin. Apply thin film to lesions once daily in the PM; for gel, apply to max 20% body surface area. Initiate with 0.05% strength; may increase to 0.1% as tolerated and clinically indicated. Women of childbearing potential: begin therapy during normal menses.

Children:

<18yrs: not established.

Contraindications:

Pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Embryo-fetal toxicity. Obtain reliable negative pregnancy test within 2wks before starting therapy; use effective contraception during therapy. Do not use on broken, eczematous, or sunburned skin. Sun sensitivity. Avoid eyes, mouth, mucous membranes, sun and UV light; use adequate sun protection. Increased irritation in extreme weather. Discontinue or reduce frequency if excessive irritation occurs. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Retinoid.

Interactions:

Avoid use until the effects of strong topical drying agents have subsided. Caution with other photosensitizers or irritants. Separate use of emollients at least 1hr before Tazorac.

Adverse Reactions:

Desquamation, burning/stinging, dry skin, erythema, pruritus, worsening of psoriasis, irritation, skin pain; photosensitivity.

How Supplied:

Gel—30g, 100g; Crm—30g, 60g

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