Frequently asked questions
Do you have your Mayne Pharma Patient Savings Card?
Most insured, eligible patients pay $0 for their prescription for FABIOR Foam.
Are you an adult with acne?
Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t get acne.
What causes acne?
When your skin glands produce extra oil, the oil and dead skin cells can build up and clog pores, which leads to acne. Rising hormone levels can cause increased oil production, which is why acne is particularly common at puberty. Family history can also be a factor. If your parents had acne, it’s more likely you will, too.
What are the different types of acne?
Acne is divided into 2 types: non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Non-inflammatory acne includes blackheads, which are open pores filled with excess oil and skin cells, and whiteheads, which are pores that have become clogged beneath the skin by excess oil and dead skin cells. Inflammatory acne includes small red bumps called papules (small, red bumps), pustules, (blister-like pimples that are filled with pus), and nodules (red, swollen, tender bumps).
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment option for your type of acne.
Where does acne appear?
Acne is most commonly found on the face, but it can also occur on the upper neck, upper back, chest, and shoulders.
Who gets acne?
Acne is the most common skin disease. While it’s possible to get acne at any age, it is most common in the teenage years. In the United States, approximately 85% of teenage boys, 80% of teenage girls, and 8% of adults aged 25 to 34 years are affected by some form of acne.
How do I care for my skin?
Incorporating good skin-care habits in your daily routine helps keep your skin healthy. This includes:
- Washing your face twice a day with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water
- Keeping your hands off your skin, which includes not picking at or popping your pimples
- Shaving carefully, and only when necessary
- Only using products labeled noncomedogenic or nonacnegenic, which means they won’t clog your pores
- Staying out of the sun and using a noncomedogenic sunscreen
- Talking with your doctor about whether you could benefit from a prescription treatment like FABIOR Foam
What is FABIOR Foam?
FABIOR Foam is a prescription medicine used once a day to treat acne in people ages 12 and up. FABIOR Foam is a water-based foam that is easy to apply to both hair-bearing and non–hair-bearing areas.
What should I tell my doctor before using FABIOR Foam?
Before using 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 a condition that makes you sensitive to light
- 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 breastmilk. You and your doctor should decide if you will use FABIOR Foam or breastfeed. You should not do both. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use FABIOR Foam
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if you are taking one of these medicines.
Especially tell your doctor if you
- Use other medicines or products that make your skin dry
- Take other medicines that may increase your sensitivity to sunlight
How do I apply FABIOR Foam?
- Shake the can of FABIOR Foam before use
- Remove the cap and check to see that the black mark on the rim of the can is aligned with the nozzle. If they are not aligned, twist the nozzle until it lines up with the black mark
- Hold the can of FABIOR Foam upright at a slight angle, and press the nozzle to dispense a small amount of FABIOR Foam into the palm of your hand
- Use the fingertips of your other hand to apply a thin layer of FABIOR Foam to the affected area. Gently rub the foam into the affected area until it disappears into the skin
- Wash your hands after applying FABIOR Foam. Avoid getting FABIOR Foam into your eyes, mouth, or vagina
- You may use a moisturizer as needed
What are the possible side effects of FABIOR Foam?
The most common side effects patients may experience include burning or stinging, dry skin, red skin, and peeling or flaking skin. These types of side effects are similar to those associated with all topical retinoids.
In clinical trials, these effects typically resolved with continued use of FABIOR Foam and generally did not stop patients from using the medication.
Applying too much FABIOR Foam may increase the amount of irritation, redness, and peeling that you experience. Use FABIOR Foam as your doctor recommends.
Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
What should I do if I miss a dose of FABIOR Foam?
If you miss a dose of FABIOR Foam, wait until the next night’s scheduled dose. Do not use a larger dose than recommended by your doctor. Using too much FABIOR Foam may irritate your skin.
Should I avoid sun exposure while using FABIOR Foam?
Yes. FABIOR Foam can make your skin sensitive to sunlight and the light from sun lamps or tanning beds. This means you can burn more easily. If you are outdoors during the day, use sunscreen and protective clothing.
Can I use FABIOR Foam if I have a sunburn?
No. If you have a sunburn, wait until your skin is fully healed before using FABIOR Foam.
Why can’t I smoke while applying FABIOR Foam?
The propellant that is used to dispense FABIOR Foam from the can is flammable. For your safety, do not smoke immediately before or after applying FABIOR Foam.
What results can I expect from FABIOR Foam?
In clinical studies, participants with moderate-to-severe acne who applied FABIOR Foam once daily saw a 56.1% reduction in total acne lesions after 12 weeks of treatment. Some participants saw improvements start as early as week 2, with the effectiveness of FABIOR Foam continuing to increase over the 12-week period. Individual results may vary, so talk with your doctor about what to expect from treatment with FABIOR Foam.
How can I remember to use FABIOR Foam every night?
For best results, it’s important that you use FABIOR Foam exactly as directed by your doctor. Some ways to help you remember to apply FABIOR Foam on schedule include:
- Using FABIOR Foam at the same time every night
- Keeping FABIOR Foam in a visible location, such as next to your toothbrush
- Setting a nightly alarm or asking someone to remind you to apply FABIOR Foam