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Tazotop Forte Cream

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Tazotop Forte Cream is a medicine used in the treatment of psoriasis and acne. It works by stopping the overgrowth and thickening of skin cells. Use it only on the affected areas and do not apply on the healthy skin.

Tazotop Forte Cream is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

Common side effects include itching, skin redness, irritation, dry skin, skin burn, and skin peeling at the site of application. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it may lead to birth defects.

Uses of Tazotop Cream

Benefits of Tazotop Cream

In Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly and form scales and dry patches. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Tazotop Forte Cream reduces the scaly, itchy patches along with other symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling or irritation which may develop on the different parts of the body. It also stops the overgrowth and thickening of the skin. Use it for as long as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. It may take several months to become fully effective. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

In Acne

Tazotop Forte Cream helps treat acne (commonly called pimples) by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin that causes acne. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep using it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne free.

Side effects of Tazotop Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tazotop

  • Dry skin
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Itching
  • Skin burn
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin peeling

How to use Tazotop Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Tazotop Cream works

Tazotop Forte Cream is a form of vitamin A. It works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells, and blocks certain substances which cause inflammation (redness and swelling) on skin. This reduces scaling and thickening of the skin in psoriasis and clears acne.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Tazotop Forte Cream is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tazotop Forte Cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Tazotop Forte Cream
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Quick Tips

  • Tazotop Forte Cream should be applied as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Wash your hands properly before and after applying the medicine.
  • Avoid getting in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Avoid exposing your skin to strong sunlight, use a sunscreen lotion or make sure your skin is protected with clothing.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Retinoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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Skin psoriasis remedies cream and tablets
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Maxepa once daily for 3 months.Protar or Cosalic ointment for application @ night (lower affected area) for 1 month.Pasitrex C Ointment once daily for 1 week. Then Pasitrex ointment once daily for 1 week.NBUVB 2-3 Times weekly for complete improvement. Contact- SkinAid Clinic Gurgaon, 9XXXXXX
Best treatment for psoriasis, psoriasis on hands & legs
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Moisturex cream twice a day
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FAQs

Q. How should Tazotop Forte Cream be applied?

A thin film of the Tazotop Forte Cream should be applied once daily in the evening. Care should be taken to apply it only to areas of affected skin, avoid application to healthy skin or in skin folds. Treatment is limited to 10% body surface area (approximately equivalent to the total skin area of one arm).

Q. Does Tazotop Forte Cream help with acne scars?

Tazotop Forte Cream is used for treating acne along with reducing blackheads and whiteheads. It acts by slowing skin cell overgrowth and decreasing skin cell inflammation, which can lead to acne.

Q. How long does it take Tazotop Forte Cream to work?

The recommended duration differs for different ailments. The symptoms of acne usually improve within 4 weeks of treatment with Tazotop Forte Cream. However, for treating psoriasis, the symptoms may take about 1 to 4 weeks in showing improvement. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.

Q. Is Tazotop Forte Cream good for skin?

Yes, Tazotop Forte Cream has been identified to be useful for skin. It works by increasing the thickness of the outer skin layers which helps in reducing facial wrinkles and discoloration. It is generally helpful in patients who are using other skin care and sunlight avoidance programs.

Q. What precautions do I need to follow while applying Tazotop Forte Cream?

Tazotop Forte Cream should not be used on healthy, eczematous or inflamed skin, as it may cause severe irritation. Externally used medications and cosmetics that have a strong drying effect should be avoided. Weather extremes, such as wind or cold, may be more irritating to patients using Tazotop Forte Cream. Avoid excessive exposure to UV rays (sun, solarium, PUVA therapy, or UVB therapy) during the treatment. Use sunscreen and protective clothing during Tazotop Forte Cream therapy.

Q. Is Tazotop Forte Cream safe to be used in pregnancy?

Tazotop Forte Cream is not advised to be taken during pregnancy. An effective birth control should be used for a woman of child bearing potential. However, in order to conceive, consult your doctor about a time period after which pregnancy can be contemplated after using Tazotop Forte Cream. In case, you become pregnant while using this medicine, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately as this product may cause birth defects.

Q. Can I use cosmetics while using Tazotop Forte Cream?

Cosmetics and skin care products can be used but preferably 1 hour before or after using Tazotop Forte Cream. This is done so that the cosmetics/skin care products are allowed to pass slowly through the skin and absorbed completely. Avoid using products which have excessive drying effect.

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