Tazarotene ( Tazret )

Tazarotene ( Tazret )

Tazarotene (marketed as Tazorac, Avage, Zorac, and Fabior) is a third-generation prescription topical retinoid sold as a cream, gel, or foam. Tazarotene is a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids. This medication is approved for treatment of psoriasis, acne, and sun damaged skin (photodamage). It is commonly sold in two concentrations: 0.05% and 0.1%.

Manufacturer: Glenmark

Delivery: 10-12 Working Days

Manufacturer: Zydus Healthcare

Availability: In Stock

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Tazarotene ( Tazret ) 15 gm

No of Units Price / Unit Price Free Bonus  
2 Tubes $12.00 $24.00
6 Tubes $10.00 $60.00
11 Tubes $9.00 $99.00
No of Units Price  
2 Tubes 24.0000
6 Tubes 60.0000
11 Tubes 99.0000

Mechanism of action

Tazarotene is a retinoid prodrug which is converted to its active form, the cognate carboxylic acid of tazarotene, by rapid deesterification in animals and man. Tazarotenic acid binds to all three members of the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) family: RARα, RARβ, and RARγ but shows relative selectivity for RARβ, and RARγ and may modify gene expression. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown.

Side effects

Common side effects include worsening of acne, increased sensitivity to sunlight, dry skin, itchiness, redness and in some cases extreme drying and cracking of skin. For most patients these side effects are uncomfortable but mild and decrease markedly after the first 2–4 weeks of use except for increased sensitivity to sunlight.

For best results dermatologists recommend applying the cream or gel once daily before bedtime after washing the face with a mild cleanser. Dermatologists recommend using a moisturizer with tazarotene so skin will not be as dry and flaky.


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