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Tazorac Top Uses
This medication is used to treat psoriasis or acne. It is a retinoid product related to Vitamin A. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells.
How To Use Tazorac Top
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication on the skin only. If you are treating acne, clean and thoroughly dry the area to be treated. If you are treating psoriasis, make sure the skin is dry before applying the medication. Apply a thin layer of this medication to the affected skin, usually once a day in the evening or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
Do not apply the medication in the eyes, eyelids, or mouth, or inside the vagina. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.
Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area. Do not apply this medication to normal, healthy skin. Also, do not apply this medication to skin that is cut, scraped, sunburned, or affected by eczema.
After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. If you are using this medication on your hands, do not touch your eyes with your hands.
If you are also using a moisturizing cream/lotion, apply it at least 1 hour before applying this medication.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not apply a larger amount of this medication or use it more often than prescribed. Your condition will not clear faster, but side effects may be increased.
Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after several weeks.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised May 2010 Copyright(c) 2010 First DataBank, Inc.