Avage Cream Information
Avage® (tazarotene) is a prescription drug licensed to treat some of the signs of overexposure to the sun. Specifically, Avage is approved to treat the following problems:
- Fine facial wrinkling
- Facial mottled hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation (blotchy skin discoloration)
- Benign facial lentigines (flat patches of skin discoloration).
This medication comes in one strength -- Avage 0.1% cream. It is chemically related to vitamin A and is thought to work below the skin's surface to treat signs of sun damage. There is only one standard recommended dosage for this medicine, regardless of your age or weight. A pea-sized amount is usually applied once daily to the entire face in the evening (including the eyelids, if desired).
Most people tolerate it well; however, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, the most commonly reported side effects included peeling, redness, and dry skin.
(For more in-depth information on this cream, click Avage. This article provides detailed dosing guidelines and offers information on safety precautions, generic availability, and more.)