tazarotene (cosmetic) - topical, Avage (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using tazarotene, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other skin conditions (e.g., eczema, sunburn, sun sensitivity, undiagnosed skin lesions).This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing and a hat when outdoors.This drug must not be used during pregnancy due to the potential for harm to an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, stop using this drug and inform your doctor immediately. Before starting this medication, women who could become pregnant should have a negative pregnancy test result within the last 2 weeks. This medication should be started during a normal menstrual period. Women should also use reliable birth control while using this drug. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of other drugs that can cause sun sensitivity: phenothiazine-type medications (e.g., chlorpromazine), quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin), sulfa antibiotics, tetracycline, thiazide water pills (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide), vitamin A supplements.Report the use of other skin care products (or drugs) with a strong drying effect or high alcohol content, as well as medicated soaps and vitamin A products.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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