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mojo
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Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:08 pm      Reply with quote
HI
I am interested in trying Tazorac, but when I did a search for it, I found a couple places offering a generic form. Other places that sold it said there was no generic form. The ones offering the generic form don't require a prescription, but the other ones do. That's why I am wondering if it is legitimate, or as good as the real thing. Also, I know there is a generic Retin-A. Has anyone used these and is it as good as the regular Retin-A? It would be nice to not have to pay so much, but I want to make sure I get the real thing.I also don't have a current prescription, so if I could get it without that would be great.
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Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:35 pm      Reply with quote
there is no generic tazorac yet -- which means it is likely an overseas brand you are seeing. retin-a has been around much longer and so there are legit generics produced, and they should be essentially identical to the brand name. I would really avoid getting any generics that are not made in the US or Canada. You will not know where it is coming from or what standards it was produced under if you order from an overseas online pharmacy.

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Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:27 am      Reply with quote
I don't know about tazorac but I'm currently using generic retin-A. To tell you the truth I'm not seeing the same results as I was with the real thing. It seems to be working o.k. on my fine lines, but isn't really doing anything for my acne, which is why I was using it in the first place, and the regular retin-A had done wonders.
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Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:58 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks, I guess I better not order the generic stuff from overseas. Who knows what I would be getting. I have used the generic Retin-A that I got from my doctor. It has been a couple years, but maybe he will renew the prescription. Does anyone else have an opinion about the generic Retin-A? I am mainly wanting it for fine lines and wrinkles. The lowest strength generic didn't seem to have much of an effect. Do you guys know if Tazorac is even more expensive than Retin-A?
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Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:22 pm      Reply with quote
don't get tazorac unless your insurance will cover it. my 100 gram tube would be $400 without insurance.

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Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:46 pm      Reply with quote
are you serious???????? I got a bunch of tazarac as samples from my dermatologist. Next time u go to the dr just ask for samples of tazarac!
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:21 am      Reply with quote
lucyluc wrote:
are you serious???????? I got a bunch of tazarac as samples from my dermatologist. Next time u go to the dr just ask for samples of tazarac!


true, they give away samples like crazy...I went for 3 months on mine.

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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:32 am      Reply with quote
Has anyone compared the results of tazorac to retin a?

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Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:57 pm      Reply with quote
Wow, 400 dollars! I am definitely not going to pay that much. My insurance doesn't cover it since I use it for fine lines, not for acne, so they don't see it as a need. I guess I will stick with the Retin-A, or maybe Renova. Is there a generic Renova yet?
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:02 pm      Reply with quote
It is worth looking into if your insurance will cover tazorac. My insurance didn't cover retin-a if you were over 28. They do cover tazorac because acne and wrinkles is an off label use. The original use of taz is psoriosis.

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