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Excessive topical use of TAZORAC® Cream, 0.05% and 0.1% may lead to marked redness, peeling, or discomfort [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
TAZORAC® Cream, 0.05% and 0.1% are not for oral use. Oral ingestion of the drug may lead to the same adverse effects as those associated with excessive oral intake of Vitamin A (hypervitaminosis A) or other retinoids. If oral ingestion occurs, the patient should be monitored, and appropriate supportive measures should be administered as necessary.
TAZORAC® Cream may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Tazarotene elicits teratogenic and developmental effects associated with retinoids after topical or systemic administration in rats and rabbits [see Use In Specific Populations]. TAZORAC® Cream is contraindicated in women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, treatment should be discontinued and the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Use In Specific Populations].
TAZORAC® Cream is contraindicated in individuals who have shown hypersensitivity to any of its components.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/22/2014
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