I just saw my derm on Monday to talk about retinoids. She didn't mention anything about Tazorac but I'll check with her as I have to talk to her again soon.
One thing she did mention that I thought everybody on retinoids, or folks who'd been on them previously might be interested in knowing is that she has had success prescribing the lowest dose possible of retinoids, and instead of having the person take the recommended dose (of the lowest dose) daily, they take it 2-3 times a week and still get noticeable benefits with a much lower propensity for side effects and discomfort. If I could afford to do this right now, I would but our medical insurance has become pretty awful and won't cover the lab fees for bloodwork that will be still be needed monthly. However, some of you might want to check into this with your derm. If anyone's doctor wants to call mine, let me know and I'll pass on the phone number.
I am female, and was born in 1972 with Lamellar Ichthyosis.