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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 206) Last page : ( 208)
Print ISSN : 2231-5683. Online ISSN : 2231-5691.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5691.2019.00034.0

Tazarotene, commonly marketed as Tazorac, Avage, and Zorac is member of the acetylenic class of Retinoids: A Review

Jain Mayur S.1,*, Dr. Barhate Shashikant D.1

1Shree Sureshdada Jain Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jammer

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mayurjain176@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.

Abstract

Tazarotene is a third-generation prescription topical retinoid sold as a cream, gel, or foam. Tazarotene is a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids. This medication is approved for treatment of psoriasis, acne, and sun damaged skin (photodamage). It is commonly sold in two concentrations: 0.05% and 0.1%. Tazarotene, commonly marketed as Tazorac®, Avage®, and Zorac®, is member of the acetylenic class of retinoids. It is a prodrug that is found in topical formulations used in the treatment of various conditons, such as psoriasis, acne, and sun damaged skin (photodamage).

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Keywords

Tazarotene, Retinoids.

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