Tazorac vs Adapalene - from FDA reports

This is a side effect comparison of Tazorac and Adapalene. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

2,125 people who take Tazorac and Adapalene are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Tazorac vs Adapalene drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Tazorac (tazarotene)
  • Adapalene (adapalene)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. Pain
  4. Dry Skin
  5. Drug Ineffective
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  10. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  1. Pain
  2. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  3. Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  4. Skin Exfoliation (removal of the oldest dead skin cells)
  5. Drug Ineffective
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Pregnancy
  8. Burning Sensation
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Chest Pain
  3. Depression
  4. Pain
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  6. Dry Skin
  7. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  8. Asthma
  9. Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  10. Headache (pain in head)
  1. Pain
  2. Anxiety
  3. Emotional Distress
  4. Pregnancy
  5. Myocardial Strain
  6. General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)
  7. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  8. Injury
  9. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  10. Crying

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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