Avage Side Effects
Generic name: tazarotene topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 21, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about tazarotene topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Avage.
Common side effects of Avage include: burning sensation, desquamation, erythema of skin, and xeroderma. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to tazarotene topical: topical cream, topical gel
Side effects include:
In patients treated for photoaging: Desquamation, erythema, burning, dry skin, skin irritation, pruritus.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to tazarotene topical: topical cream, topical foam, topical gel, topical lotion
Very common (10% or more): Desquamation (29%), dry skin (27%), erythema (21%), burning sensation (14%)
Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, irritation, nonspecific rash, irritant contact dermatitis, skin pain, worsening of psoriasis, stinging sensation, inflammation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cheilitis, excoriated skin, eczema, erythema sun-induced, papules, skin tightness, worsened acne
Common (1% to 10%): Hypertriglyceridemia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Facial pain[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Infection[Ref]
Frequently asked questions
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Tazorac (tazarotene topical)." Allergan Inc (2001):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.