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Does topical tazarotene have any side effects?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include skin redness, pain, itching, a burning or stinging sensation, dryness, inflammation, or fissures. Other side effects may include swelling in the arms or legs and high triglycerides.

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