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Popular Brands: : Tazorac, Fabior, Avage, Zorac, Tazarotene
Official FDA Reports2,207
Social Media Events995
Total Posts609
Avg. Review Score3.72/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Tazarotene
Brands and Other Names
  • Allergan Inc
  • Stiefel Laboratories Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report


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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Tazarotene Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Tazarotene

Pruritus Generalised

worked but made my skin itch really really bad

Source: Tazorac

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Dry Skin

awesome....a little dryness redness and peeling but that should be expected. it is a very potent rx. its like accutane as a topical. i use the cream throughout my face .1 and the gel .1 as spot trea...

Source: Tazorac

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Dry Skin

Love it. Drying in the winter but great .

Source: Tazorac

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photophobia, Irritability

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Red irritated,sensitive, preeling and flaking of the face. Just like the other reviews on here I too was hesitant to try a product that would cause all those side effects. My ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By clb in fdb.rxlist.com on June 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Oh my goodness! I have been using this product along with Aczone for about two weeks now. What a difference! As I entered my late 30's I developed cystic type acne around my mouth and hair line. It...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anger, Rash

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... and tiny bumps on my forehead. The first few days I saw improvement but now after using this product for 2 weeks I've gotten more acne all the right side of my face!! And I'm so angry about it!! So fa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Mes1517 in fdb.rxlist.com on March 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Started using this in November 2014, my skin has been 100% clear for a few weeks now. Initially I had horrible breakouts, worse than I've ever had, and my skin was red, dry, and peeling. This lasted p...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Adverse event, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Kayliekat in fdb.rxlist.com on February 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... acne and if anything its made either no difference or made it worse. My skin became extremely sensitive to the sunlight even being out less than 30 minutes in the sun causing bad burning for me which ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am


Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Madison1996 in fdb.rxlist.com on January 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

When I turned 18, I started to get horrible breakouts all over my face. I had never had acne problems before that. My doctor prescribed many different topical gels, but Tazorac was the only topical cr...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Perseveration

Posted By Christie C in fdb.rxlist.com on November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... breakout really is terrible, and I took a hit to my self-esteem, but my skin hasn't been this clear in months, so I'm very happy with the end results. You just need to push through it and persevere!...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I absolutely love the way my face looks when I wake up after putting it on my face before I go to bed. At first, it made my face extremely dry, but that stopped when I started putting a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Christina in fdb.rxlist.com on September 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... had acne this bad in my entire life, before I only had one or two pimples, now I've got at least 10+ bright red marks all over my face! Wish I'd never switched, my skin is painful and after 8 weeks I'...

Additional Drug Information

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.