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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by seant5436 in Baltimore, MD
There is no reason not to use both of these medications together if the combination is not too irritating. If irritating, separate their use by several hours. Another trick is to not use tazorac immediately after washing. Wait a few hours after washing to apply retinoid(tazorac).
Triaz, a benzoyl peroxide, and Tazorac, a retinoid, are a very good combination in most acne regimens as they both work to treat different components of acne. This combination may be irritating to patients with very sensitive skin. Tazorac works very well as a topical retinoid as it is very potent but may not be as well tolerated as the other topical retinoids such as Differin and Retin A. It is very important that women do not use Tazorac during pregnancy as it is...
Retinoids (RetinA, Differin, Tazorac and others) are often used in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne. The retinoids unblock the pores and the benzoyl peroxide kills the bacterial so they have a synergistic effect. There are medications that combine both in one medicine.