Fabior Foam treats acne. Avoid becoming pregnant while using this medication. You may sunburn easier while using this medication, so protect your skin with protective clothing and sunscreen.
Fabior is a prescription medication used to treat acne. Fabior belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, but the exact way Fabior works is not known.
This medication comes in a foam and is applied to the affected skin once a day in the evening.
Common side effects of Fabior include burning or stinging, dry skin, red skin, or peeling or flaking skin.
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Uses of Fabior
Fabior Foam is a topical medicine available by prescription that is used once a day to treat moderate-to-severe acne in people 12 years and older. It is not known if Fabior Foam is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Fabior Drug Class
Fabior is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Fabior
Serious side effects may occur with Fabior Foam use. See "Fabior Precautions" section.
The most common side effects of Fabior Foam are:
- burning or stinging
- dry skin
- red skin
- peeling or flaking skin
This is not a complete list of Fabior side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you use other medicines or products that make your skin dry or take other medicines that may increase your sensitivity to natural or artificial sunlight.
Do not use Fabior Foam if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Fabior Foam may harm your unborn baby, if used during pregnancy.
If you are a female who can become pregnant:
- Use an effective method of birth control during treatment with Fabior Foam. Talk with your doctor about birth control methods that are right for you during treatment with Fabior Foam.
- Your doctor should do a blood or urine pregnancy test within 2 weeks before you begin to use Fabior Foam to be sure you are not pregnant.
- If you have menstrual periods, begin using Fabior Foam during a normal menstrual period to help assure that you are not pregnant when you begin use.
Stop using Fabior Foam and call your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with Fabior Foam.
Fabior Food Interactions
Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Fabior Foam there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.
Before you use Fabior Foam, tell your doctor if you:
- or a family member have or had skin cancer
- have eczema
- have had a reaction to topical products in the past
- have any condition that makes your skin sensitive to natural or artificial sunlight
- must spend a lot of time in the sun for your job
- have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if tazarotene passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will use Fabior Foam or breastfeed. You should not do both
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Fabior and Pregnancy
Do not use Fabior Foam if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Fabior Foam may harm your unborn baby.
If you are a female who can become pregnant:
- Use an effective method of birth control during treatment with Fabior Foam. Talk with your doctor about birth control methods that are right for you
- Your doctor should do a blood or urine pregnancy test within 2 weeks before you begin to use Fabior Foam to be sure you are not pregnant
- If you have menstrual periods, begin using Fabior Foam during a normal menstrual period to help assure that you are not pregnant when you begin use. Stop using Fabior Foam and call your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with Fabior Foam
Fabior and Lactation
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
It is not known if Fabior Foam crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Fabior Foam.
Use Fabior Foam exactly as instructed by your doctor.
- Do not use more Fabior Foam than prescribed and do not use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- If you are a female and have menstrual periods, begin using Fabior Foam during a normal menstrual period to help assure that you are not pregnant when you begin use.
- Fabior Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, and smoking during and right after you apply Fabior Foam.
- Gently clean the affected area (face and/or upper trunk) with a mild cleanser and dry completely before using Fabior Foam.
- Apply Fabior Foam one time each day, before going to bed, to the affected areas (face and/or upper trunk) where you have acne lesions. Use enough foam to cover the entire affected area with a thin film of Fabior Foam.
- Keep Fabior Foam away from your eyes, mouth, and vagina. If Fabior Foam comes into contact with your eyes, rinse them well with water.
- Wash your hands after applying Fabior Foam.
- If you use too much Fabior Foam, you may get redness, peeling, or skin irritation in the treated area. Call your doctor if this happens, or if you accidentally swallow Fabior Foam.
- Follow your doctor's directions for other routine skin care and the use of make-up.
- You may also use a moisturizer as needed.
What to avoid during Fabior Foam use:
- Avoid using abrasive soaps or cleansers that might dry or irritate your skin, unless your doctor tells you it is ok.
- Avoid sunlight. Fabior Foam can make your skin sensitive to sunlight and the light from sunlamps or tanning beds. You could get a sunburn. Use sunscreen and protective clothing during the day if you must be in sunlight.
- Avoid using Fabior Foam if you have a sunburn. If you have a sunburn, wait until it is fully healed before using Fabior Foam.
- Talk to your doctor before using Fabior Foam if you are sensitive to sunlight, take medications that increase your sensitivity to sunlight, or you must spend a lot of time in the sun for your job.
- Avoid weather extremes, such as wind and cold, because they may irritate your skin more while you are using Fabior Foam.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The recommended dose of Fabior Foam for the treatment of acne is a thin layer applied to the entire affected areas of the face and/or upper trunk once daily in the evening.
If you apply too much Fabior Foam, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
- Store Fabior Foam at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
- Store Fabior Foam upright.
- Do not freeze Fabior Foam.
- Fabior Foam is flammable. Keep the can away from fire and heat. Do not spray Fabior Foam near fire or direct heat.
- Do not puncture the can or throw it into a fire, even if the can is empty.
Keep Fabior Foam and all medicines out of the reach of children.