Arazlo (Tazarotene) is a prescription topical lotion used to treat acne vulgaris, which may include blackheads, whiteheads, and other pimples, including inflammatory lesions, nodules and cysts in people over the age of ten years old. Arazlo belongs to a class of medications called Topical acne agents. It works by slowing the overgrowth and decreasing the inflammation of the skin cells. Arazlo helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may also improve the appearance and texture of skin.
We currently have the brand Arazlo from Canada manufactured by Bausch Health in the strength of 0.045%/45 gm topical lotion. The generic version is unavailable.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Arazlo. The common side effects may include pain, itching, redness, irritation, burning, stinging, and scaling of the skin.
Stop using this medication and contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Blistering or peeling skin;
• Severe skin irritation, redness or discomfort;
• Swelling, warmth, oozing, or other signs of skin infection
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Arazlo if you are allergic to Tazarotene or if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. You must have a negative pregnancy test within two weeks before starting your treatment with Arazlo. Before you start using Arazlo, tell your doctor about your medical history and if you work outdoors or if you have ever had:
• An allergic reaction any skin products;
• Eczema, sunburn, or another skin condition;
• Lentigo maligna or another skin cancer
Do not use other skin medications on the areas you treat with Arazlo unless advised by your doctor. Arazlo can make you sunburn more easily. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds and wear protective clothing and use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher when you are outdoors. Inform your doctor if you use any other medications including prescription, nonprescription, vitamins and herbal products. There may be an interaction between Arazlo and other medications especially an antibiotic or other medication that can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It will harm an unborn baby. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breastfeeding.
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