Topical Agents for Acne
TAZAROTENE (ta ZAR oh teen) is applied to the skin to treat acne.
ARAZLO may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. If you use other medicines on your skin, apply this medicine at a different time of the day. Apply just enough lotion to cover the affected areas. Rub in gently. Wash your hands after applying this medicine.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 9 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of ARAZLO contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: ARAZLO is only for you. Do not share ARAZLO with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in skin color
-pain or tenderness of the skin
-severe burning, dryness, itching, reddening, crusting, or swelling of the treated areas
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-increased sensitivity to the sun
-mild burning or stinging after applying
-red, inflamed, and irritated skin, the skin may peel after a few days
This list may not describe all possible side effects for ARAZLO. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
-medicines that may dry your skin such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid
-medicines that may increase your sensitivity to the sun such as tetracycline, thiazide diuretics, quinolone antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and others), phenothiazines (chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, thioridazine, trifluoperazine), and sulfa drugs
-vitamin A supplements
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-sensitivity to the sun or sunburn
-skin cancer or family history of skin cancer
-skin conditions or sensitivity
-an unusual or allergic reaction to tazarotene, vitamin A, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
Use this medicine with caution if you are also using other products with a strong skin drying effect. This may include products with a high alcohol content, astringents, spices, the peel of lime or other citrus, medicated soaps or shampoos, permanent wave solutions, electrolysis, hair removers or waxes, or any other preparations or processes that might dry or irritate your skin. Talk to doctor or health care professional before using these products.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths. Avoid weather extremes because they may be more irritating to patients using this medicine.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.