Avage; Fabior; Tazorac
- It is used to treat pimples (acne).
- It is used to treat psoriasis.
- It is used to lower the number of wrinkles and liver spots.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to tazarotene, vitamin A, or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you are able to get pregnant and are not using birth control.
- If you are sunburned.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Follow how to take this drug as you have been told by your doctor. Do not use more than you were told to use.
- Some weather conditions may irritate the skin. Talk with the doctor.
- Skin may look worse before it looks better.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Use of other skin products may cause more irritation.
- You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
- If you are a woman of childbearing age, take a pregnancy test before starting this drug.
- Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this drug.
- This drug may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Short-term pain after use.
- Skin irritation.
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before use.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not put on cuts, scrapes, eczema, or damaged skin.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
Cream, foam, and gel:
- Avoid putting on healthy skin.
- Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.
- If you are using this drug for pimples (acne), put on at bedtime.
Cream and gel:
- If you are not treating the skin on your hands, wash your hands after use.
- Shake well before use.
- Wash your hands after use.
- This drug may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Wash your hands after use.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Do not freeze.
- Store upright with the cap on.
- Protect from heat and sunlight. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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