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Use of tazarotene foam for the treatment of acne vulgaris

Authors Gregoriou S, Kritsotaki E, Katoulis A, Rigopoulos D

Received 3 January 2014

Accepted for publication 5 March 2014

Published 27 May 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 165—170

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S37327

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Stamatis Gregoriou, Eleftheria Kritsotaki, Alexandros Katoulis, Dimitris Rigopoulos

Second Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Attikon Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Acne vulgaris is a common inflammatory chronic disease of the pilosebaceous unit. It often requires long-term treatment, resulting in increased demand for topical medications that are popular with patients in order to achieve long-term compliance. Tazarotene foam 0.1% is a novel formulation of tazarotene. We review efficacy and tolerability studies of the new formulation, and suggest a possible place for the product in the management of acne vulgaris.

Keywords: retinoids, efficacy, safety, tolerability

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