What is Tazarotene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Tazarotene is used for topical treatment of facial acne and for stable psoriasis. It is also used for the mitigation of facial skin wrinkling and facial hyper-/hypopigmentation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acne 6 1
Psoriasis 5 0
Acne breakout 4 1
Nodule 1 0
Pimples 1 0
Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tazarotene

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 2
Itching 2
Dry peeling facial skin 1
Redness of skin (erythema) 1
Stinging sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tazarotene

Dosage Patients
0.1 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tazarotene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Tazarotene

Duration

Currently taking Tazarotene

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Tazarotene

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tazarotene after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Erythromycin topical (Erythromycin 2% ointment) 1

Patients stopped taking Tazarotene and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Benzoyl Peroxide topical (Acne Treatment) 1
Clindamycin topical (Dalacin T) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Tazarotene

Sep 21, 2016 (Started May 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acne breakout)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acne)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry peeling facial skin, dry skin, itching, stinging sensation, redness of skin (erythema))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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