Tazarotene Topical Dosage
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Usual Adult Dose for Acne
For the topical treatment of patients with facial acne vulgaris of mild to moderate severity:
Cleanse the face gently. After the skin is dry, apply a thin film of tazarotene topical gel (2 mg/cm 2 ) once a day, in the evening, to the skin where acne lesions appear. Use enough to cover the entire affected area. Tazarotene topical gel was investigated for up to 12 weeks during clinical trials for acne.
Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis
For the topical treatment of patients with stable plaque psoriasis of up to 20% body surface area involvement:
Apply tazarotene topical gel once a day, in the evening, to psoriatic lesions, using enough (2 mg/cm 2 ) to cover only the lesion with a thin film to no more than 20% of body surface area. If a bath or shower is taken prior to application, the skin should be dry before applying the gel. Because unaffected skin may be more susceptible to irritation, application of tazarotene to these areas should be carefully avoided. Tazarotene topical gel was investigated for up to 12 months during clinical trials for psoriasis.