tazarotene topical (cont.)
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- What is tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What are the possible side effects of tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- How should I use tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What happens if I overdose (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What should I avoid while using tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- What other drugs will affect tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
An overdose of tazarotene topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Do not use tazarotene topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have fully healed before using tazarotene topical.
If you also use a benzoyl peroxide acne medication, do not use it at the same time you use tazarotene topical. Apply one medication only in the morning and the other only in the evening.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with tazarotene topical unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Tazarotene topical can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Ask a doctor before using other skin products that might dry or irritate your skin, such as: harsh soaps or skin cleansers, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, lime, medicated soaps or shampoos, permanent wave solutions, electrolysis, chemical hair removers or waxes, or other products that might dry or irritate the skin.
What other drugs will affect tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a diuretic (water pill) such as chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor HCT, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), and others;
- doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), or ofloxacin (Floxin);
- phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro), promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine); or
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tazarotene topical. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tazarotene topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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