Avage

AVAGE®
(tazarotene) Cream, 0.1%

FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC, ORAL, OR INTRAVAGINAL USE.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

AVAGE® (tazarotene) Cream is a white cream and contains the compound tazarotene; this formulation of tazarotene cream is also marketed for the treatment of plaque psoriasis and acne vulgaris as TAZORAC® (tazarotene) Cream, 0.1%. Tazarotene is a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids and is represented by the following structural formula:

AVAGE®  (TAZAROTENE)  Structural Formula Illustration

Formula: C21H21NO2S Molecular Weight: 351.46

Chemical Name: Ethyl 6-[2-(4,4-dimethylthiochroman-6-yl)ethynyl] nicotinate

Contains

Active: Tazarotene 0.1% (w/w)

Preservative: Benzyl alcohol 1.0% (w/w)

Inactives: Carbomer 934P, carbomer 1342, edetate disodium, medium chain triglycerides, mineral oil, purified water, sodium thiosulfate, sorbitan monooleate and sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH.

What are the possible side effects of tazarotene topical (Avage, Fabior, Tazorac)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using tazarotene topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe skin irritation (burning, stinging, itching) after applying this medication;
  • severe redness or discomfort; or
  • swelling, warmth, oozing, or other signs of skin infection.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild burning, stinging, or...

Read All Potential Side Effects and See Pictures of Avage »

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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