ARAZLO Lotion 0.045% FAQs

ARAZLO Lotion is a prescription medicine that should be applied to the skin once a day to treat acne in people 9 years of age and older. The active ingredient in ARAZLO Lotion is called tazarotene. There are also inactive ingredients in ARAZLO Lotion that are meant to help it feel good on your skin while helping to keep it from losing moisture.

0.045% is the strength of tazarotene medication in ARAZLO Lotion. That means that every gram of ARAZLO Lotion contains 0.45 milligrams of tazarotene. There are other creams for acne that contain stronger concentrations of tazarotene, up to 0.1%. ARAZLO Lotion 0.045% is designed to provide the same level of results with fewer side effects.

In clinical studies, ARAZLO Lotion was used once daily for 12 weeks. You can apply ARAZLO Lotion in the morning or at night, just be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions and only use it for as long as directed. Acne treatment takes time to work, so it’s important to keep applying it as instructed.

Do not use ARAZLO Lotion if you:

  • Are pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • Have any other skin problems
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have had an allergic reaction to tazarotene or any of the ingredients in ARAZLO Lotion

Talk to your doctor if you are not sure if you have one of these conditions.

No. The tazarotene in ARAZLO Lotion can cause birth defects. If you are female and able to get pregnant, your doctor should have you take a pregnancy test 2 weeks before you start using ARAZLO Lotion to be sure that you are not pregnant. If you do become pregnant, you should stop using ARAZLO Lotion right away and tell your doctor.

Only you and your doctor can decide if you should use ARAZLO Lotion while you are breastfeeding. It is not known whether the tazarotene in ARAZLO Lotion can be passed to your baby through your breast milk. You should not apply ARAZLO Lotion to the nipple or areola, and you should use it for the shortest duration possible.

Before using ARAZLO Lotion, tell your doctor about any of your medical conditions, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, since the tazarotene in ARAZLO Lotion can cause birth defects and the risk of it being passed to a nursing baby through breast milk is unknown. Also, tell your doctor about any medicines used on your skin, including moisturizers, creams, lotions, or products that can dry out your skin.

Since certain kinds of light can cause the tazarotene in ARAZLO Lotion to irritate your skin, you should limit your time in the sunlight and avoid using tanning beds or sun lamps. If you have to be in sunlight, wear a wide-brimmed hat or other protective clothing and use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 rating or higher.

You should also avoid using most cosmetics or other topical medicines that make your skin more sensitive to sunlight or make your skin dry. Additionally, ARAZLO Lotion should not be used on skin with eczema or sunburn. Note that cold weather may be more irritating to your skin during treatment with ARAZLO Lotion.

Like many other topical prescription products, ARAZLO Lotion may cause skin irritation, pain at the site of application, dryness, flaking, peeling, redness, and itching, If you have any of these symptoms, your doctor may tell you to use a moisturizer, decrease how often you use ARAZLO Lotion, or stop treatment all together.

ARAZLO Lotion is clinically proven and FDA approved to treat both noninflammatory and inflammatory acne. The active ingredient in ARAZLO Lotion is called tazarotene and it fights acne by triggering a range of activities in the skin.

Most topical prescription products will cause some irritation in the first few weeks after starting treatment. In clinical studies, irritation with ARAZLO Lotion began to steadily drop off after Week 2. When ARAZLO Lotion 0.045% was compared to Tazorac Cream 0.1%, a formulation containing a higher percentage of tazarotene, about half as many patients reported side effects with ARAZLO Lotion than with Tazorac Cream.

Before applying ARAZLO Lotion, you should wash your face gently with a mild cleanser and water, and then pat your skin dry. Next, apply a thin layer of ARAZLO Lotion to the affected areas once a day as your doctor advises. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water after use. Do not get ARAZLO Lotion into your eyes, the corners of your nose, your mouth, or vagina. If you use other medicines on your face, don't apply them at the same time as ARAZLO Lotion.

Yes, you may use a moisturizer after you wash your face. You should also use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 rating or higher and avoid excessive sun exposure. Make sure to use skin care products that are labeled non-comedogenic, which means they don't clog your pores.

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What is ARAZLO?

ARAZLO® (tazarotene) Lotion, 0.045% is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat people 9 years of age and older with acne, which can include blackheads, whiteheads, and other pimples.

It is not known if ARAZLO is safe and effective in children under 9 years of age.

Important Safety Information

ARAZLO is for use on skin only. Do not use ARAZLO in your eyes, mouth, the corners of your nose, or vagina.

What is the most important information I should know about ARAZLO?
  • ARAZLO may cause birth defects if used during pregnancy.
  • You must not be pregnant when you start using ARAZLO or become pregnant during treatment.
  • Use effective birth control during treatment.
  • Stop using ARAZLO and tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant during treatment.