If you think that you may be pregnant, stop using the medicine immediately and check with your doctor.
If you are using this medicine to treat acne of the face, your condition may seem to worsen at first before it begins to improve in about 4 weeks. Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve within 8 to 12 weeks.
If your are using this medicine to treat psoriasis, scaly patches on skin may begin to improve in about 1 to 4 weeks but redness may take longer to improve. Check with your doctor if your condition becomes worse.
Do not cover the treated area with a bandage.
When using tazarotene, do not use skin products such as abrasive soaps or cleansers; alcohol-containing products; cosmetics or soaps that dry the skin; hair products that are irritating, such as permanents or hair removal products; skin products containing spices, limes, or other ingredients that may make the skin more sensitive to the sun; or other topical medicine for the skin on the same area as tazarotene, unless otherwise directed. To do so may cause severe irritation of the skin.
Ask your doctor before taking vitamin A supplements by mouth while using this medicine.
During treatment with this medicine, avoid exposing the treated areas to sunlight when possible, since the skin may be more likely to become sunburned. Do not use a sunlamp.
Some people who use this medicine may become more sensitive to wind or cold weather, as well as to sunlight. Avoiding exposure to these conditions by using sunscreen products with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more and wearing protective clothing will help protect your skin against becoming too dry, irritated, or sunburned.