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(tazarotene) Cream, 0.1%
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC, ORAL, OR INTRAVAGINAL USE.
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:
Formula: C21H21NO2S Molecular Weight: 351.46
Chemical Name: Ethyl 6-[2-(4,4-dimethylthiochroman-6-yl)ethynyl] nicotinate
Active: Tazarotene 0.1% (w/w)
Preservative: Benzyl alcohol 1.0% (w/w)
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...
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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