Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions, Common questions patients have about FABIOR Foam

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Are you an adult with acne?

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t get acne.

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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.

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.

Acne is most commonly found on the face, but it can also occur on the upper neck, upper back, chest, and shoulders.

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.

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

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.

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
  1. Shake the can of FABIOR Foam before use
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Wash your hands after applying FABIOR Foam. Avoid getting FABIOR Foam into your eyes, mouth, or vagina
  6. You may use a moisturizer as needed

View illustrated instructions for how to apply 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.

Please see full Prescribing Information for more information on adverse reactions and Important Safety Information

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.

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.

No. If you have a sunburn, wait until your skin is fully healed before using 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.

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.

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

Indication

FABIOR Foam is a retinoid indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age or older.

For more information, please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information Leaflet

Important Safety Information

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

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. 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.

Use FABIOR Foam exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not use more FABIOR Foam than prescribed and do not use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

FABIOR Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, and smoking during and after you apply FABIOR Foam.

The most common side effects of FABIOR Foam are burning or stinging, dry skin, red skin, or peeling or flaking skin. Sometimes these symptoms can become severe and may be uncomfortable. Your doctor will tell you to stop using FABlOR Foam until your skin heals and your symptoms improve, or to use FABIOR Foam less often to help you tolerate it better. Tell your doctor if these side effects become uncomfortable for you. These are not all the possible side effects of FABIOR Foam. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Medical Information & Adverse Drug Events Reporting

To report a suspected adverse reaction from one of our products, please contact Mayne Pharma at 1-844-825-8500 or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.