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Tazorac Cream Dosage

Generic name: tazarotene 0.05mg in 1g
Dosage form: cream
Drug classes: Topical acne agents, Topical antipsoriatics

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 15, 2022.

Important Administration Instructions

TAZORAC Cream is for topical use only. TAZORAC Cream is not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use. If contact with mucous membranes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water [see Warnings and Precaution (5.2)].

Wash hands thoroughly after application.


It is recommended that treatment starts with TAZORAC Cream, 0.05%, with strength increased to 0.1% if tolerated and medically indicated. Apply a thin film (2 mg/cm2) of TAZORAC Cream once per day, in the evening, to cover only the psoriatic lesions. If a bath or shower is taken prior to application, the skin should be dry before applying the cream. If emollients are used, they should be applied at least an hour before application of TAZORAC Cream. Because unaffected skin may be more susceptible to irritation, application of TAZORAC Cream to these areas should be carefully avoided.


Cleanse the face gently. After the skin is dry, apply a thin layer (2 mg/cm2) of TAZORAC Cream 0.1% once per day, in the evening, to the skin areas where acne lesions appear. Use enough to cover the entire affected area.

Use effective sunscreens and wear protective clothing while using TAZORAC Cream [see Warnings and Precaution (5.3)].

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