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Tazorac Gel Dosage

Generic name: TAZAROTENE 0.5mg in 1g
Dosage form: gel
Drug classes: Topical acne agents, Topical antipsoriatics

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 16, 2023.

TAZORAC Gel is for topical use only. TAZORAC Gel is not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use. Avoid accidental transfer of TAZORAC Gel into eyes, mouth, or other mucous membranes. If contact with mucous membranes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].

Wash hands thoroughly after application.

2.1 Psoriasis

It is recommended that treatment starts with TAZORAC Gel, 0.05%, with strength increased to 0.1% if tolerated and medically indicated. Apply a thin film (2 mg/cm2) of TAZORAC Gel once per day, in the evening, to cover only the psoriatic lesions on 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. If emollients are used, they should be applied at least an hour before application of TAZORAC Gel. Because unaffected skin may be more susceptible to irritation, application of tazarotene to these areas should be carefully avoided. TAZORAC Gel was investigated for up to 12 months during clinical trials for psoriasis.

2.2 Acne

Cleanse the face gently. After the skin is dry, apply a thin layer (2 mg/cm2) of TAZORAC Gel 0.1% once per day, in the evening, to the skin where acne lesions appear. Use enough to cover the entire affected area. TAZORAC Gel was investigated for up to 12 weeks during clinical trials for acne.

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

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