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Plaque psoriasis is a chronic skin condition thought to be caused by an overactive immune system. It is characterized by skin that is thickened, swollen, and red; in many cases, the skin is also covered with silver scales.
 
If you have plaque psoriasis, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called Tazorac® (tazarotene). The prescription medicine comes in the form of a gel and a cream, and is applied once daily (in the evening) to the affected areas.
 
(Click Tazorac Uses to learn more about psoriasis treatment with this drug. This article also discusses Tazorac's use as an acne medication and explains how the drug works to minimize inflammation.)
 
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