Generic Tazorac

The only patent listed for Tazorac (tazarotene) expired in June 2011, so it is unclear why no generic versions are available. Until an approved generic is available, do not buy anything claiming to be "generic Tazorac," because there is no way of knowing if you are getting the real thing.

Can I Buy Generic Tazorac?

Tazorac® (tazarotene) is a prescription skin medication used to treat psoriasis and acne. It comes in the form of a cream or a gel.
 
Tazorac is made by Allergan, Inc. At this time, there are no generic versions of Tazorac available. Yet, if you search the Internet for "generic Tazorac," you may find a number of companies selling it. The fact is that these medicines may be fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous.
 
Generic Tazorac may be available from another country, but there is really no way of knowing if you are getting genuine Tazorac or not. You should not buy any generic Tazorac until an approved version is available.
 

When Will Generic Tazorac Be Available?

The patent for Tazorac expired in June 2011. Yet, no generic versions are available, for unclear reasons. It is also unclear when a generic could become available, since there are no obvious reasons why there are no generic versions yet.
 

Is Tazarotene a Generic Tazorac?

No -- tazarotene is the active ingredient in Tazorac, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that oftentimes, the active ingredient of any drug is referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
 

Tazorac Medication Information

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