USES: Tazarotene is used to treat psoriasis or acne. It is a retinoid product related to Vitamin A. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells. The foam form of this medication is only approved for use on acne.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This medication is for use on the skin only. Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication. If you are treating acne, clean and dry the affected area. If you are treating psoriasis, make sure the skin is dry before applying the medication. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in as directed by your doctor, usually once a day in the evening. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you are using the foam form of this medication, shake the can before each use. The foam is flammable. Avoid smoking or going near an open flame while applying the medication. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or vagina or on your eyelids or lips. If this happens, rinse with plenty of water. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area. Do not apply this medication to normal, healthy skin. Also, do not apply this medication to skin that is cut, scraped, sunburned, or affected by eczema.