Generic name: tazarotene
Dosage form: cream
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Application may cause excessive irritation in the skin of certain sensitive individuals. In cases where it has been necessary to temporarily discontinue therapy, or the dosing has been reduced to an interval the patient can tolerate, therapy can be resumed, or the frequency of application can be increased as the patient becomes able to tolerate the treatment. Frequency of application should be closely monitored by careful observation of the clinical therapeutic response and skin tolerance. Efficacy has not been established for less than once daily dosing frequencies.
Apply a pea-sized amount once a day at bedtime to lightly cover the entire face including the eyelids if desired. Facial moisturizers may be used as frequently as desired. If any makeup is present it should be removed before applying AVAGE® (tazarotene) Cream 0.1% to the face. If the face is washed or a bath or shower is taken prior to application, the skin should be dry before applying the cream. If emollients or moisturizers are used, they can be applied either before or after application of tazarotene cream ensuring that the first cream or lotion has absorbed into the skin and has dried completely. Frequency of application should be closely monitored by careful observation of the clinical therapeutic response and skin tolerance. If the frequency of dosing is reduced, it should be noted that efficacy at a reduced frequency of application has not been established. The duration of the mitigating effects on facial fine wrinkling, mottled hypo- and hyperpigmentation, and benign facial lentigines following discontinuation of AVAGE® (tazarotene) Cream 0.1% has not been studied.