Advertisement

What should I know about tazarotene gel before using it?

Women of childbearing age should make sure they are not pregnant, proven with a negative pregnancy test, before they start using tazarotene gel. While using the gel, take extreme care not to become pregnant, such as using two methods of birth control. If you are sunburned, you should not start the medication until the sunburn has healed. Your doctor should know if you have high blood lipid levels, lentigo maligna, or sunlight sensitivity, or if you are taking vitamin A supplements or any other herbal or vitamin supplements, before you start using tazarotene gel.

Continue Learning about Retinoids

What should I know about tretinoin topical before using it?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
When you are using topical tretinoin creams or gels, you should know what to avoid in order to preve...
More Answers
Does topical tazarotene have any side effects?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include skin redness, pain, itching, a burning or stinging sensation, dryness, infl...
More Answers
Should I use topical retinoids for acne if I am pregnant?
Dr. Doris Day, MDDr. Doris Day, MD
There are questions about using topical retinoids during pregnancy. There are natural levels of ...
More Answers
When should I start to use retinols or retinoids?
RealAgeRealAge
Most of my patients who start using retinols for anti-aging effects begin in their thirties or later...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.