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Fabior (Tazarotene)


Fabior (Tazarotene)

Prescription Required

0.01% Foam

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Generic Equivalent - Fabior (Tazarotene)

Prescription Required

0.01% Cream

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  • Product Details


    Fabior (tazarotene) Foam, 0.1% is a retinoid used for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patients who are at least 12 years old. 

    Fact Table




    US FDA



    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    19 Hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    0.01% Foam, 0.01% Cream





    Protein binding

    More than 99%

    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration



    Fabior Foam is for use on the skin only. Do not get the medication in your mouth, eyes, or vagina. Do not smoke or be around open fire or flames while applying Fabior Foam or after the application.

    Apply a small amount of Fabior Foam to skin that has been cleaned and dried once daily every evening. Apply a thin coat to the affected areas of the face and/or upper body. Gently massage the medication into the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the medication.


    The active ingredient in Fabior Foam is Tazarotene


    Do not use Fabior Foam if you are pregnant. Fabior Foam can cause harm to an unborn fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, suspect that you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods while using Fabior Foam.


    • Discuss your allergies, medical history, and medical conditions with your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor about any medications you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
    • Tell your doctor if you have skin cancer or have a personal or family history of skin cancer.
    • Tell your doctor if you have a skin condition called eczema.
    • Tell your doctor if you are sensitive to topical products or if you have ever had a reaction to a topical product.
    • Tell your doctor if you are sensitive to natural or artificial sunlight.
    • Tell your doctor if you often go out in the sun.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

    Side Effects

    Because Fabior Foam is a topical medication, it can cause burning or stinging of the skin, dry skin, flaky skin, or redness of the skin. Tell your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist.


    1. Fabior (tazarotene) Foam, 0.1%. Drug Label Information. Accessed January 30, 2022.
    2. Fabior (tazarotene) Foam, 0.1%. Accessed January 30, 2022.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Fabior (Tazarotene)

    What is Fabior and what is it used for?

    Fabior is a prescription foam medication containing tazarotene, a retinoid derived from vitamin A. It's used to treat moderate-to-severe acne in people 12 years and older.

    How does Fabior work?

    Tazarotene unclogs pores, reduces inflammation, and promotes skin cell turnover, ultimately helping clear acne and prevent breakouts.

    How do I use Fabior?

    Wash and dry your affected area gently. Apply a thin layer of Fabior foam once daily at bedtime, avoiding eyes, lips, and nostrils. Wash your hands after application unless treating hands.

    What are common side effects of Fabior?

    Redness, dryness, irritation, burning, stinging, and peeling are common, especially at first. Avoid harsh skincare, sun exposure, and excessive heat while using Fabior.

    How long does it take for Fabior to work?

    Visible improvement can take 8-12 weeks, with full effects seen after 3 months. Be patient and consistent with application.

    Is Fabior safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

    No, Fabior is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to potential harm to the baby. Consult your doctor if planning pregnancy or breastfeeding while using Fabior.

    Can I use Fabior with other medications or skincare products?

    Tell your doctor about all medications and skincare products you use, as some may interact with Fabior and worsen side effects. Avoid harsh products and abrasive scrubs.

    What should I do if I experience side effects?

    Mild side effects usually improve with continued use. If they worsen or become bothersome, consult your doctor. They may suggest adjustments or recommend alternative treatments.

    Can I use Fabior for other skin conditions besides acne?

    Fabior is only FDA-approved for treating acne. Don't use it for other conditions unless specifically directed by your doctor.

    Where can I get Fabior and how much does it cost?

    Fabior is a prescription medication. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription, and check with your insurance provider for coverage details.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13578

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