Talking With Your Teen

Talking with your teen

Talking With Your Doctor

Do you have your Mayne Pharma Patient Savings Card?

Most insured, eligible patients pay $0 for their prescription for 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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Tips for parents

Do you have a teenager with acne? If you’re like many parents, you want to help, but may not know where to start. Here are a few suggestions that you may find useful.

Do your homework

Acne is a legitimate skin condition, and there are effective treatment options available to help manage your teen's acne. Learn all you can about acne and how to treat it. The more you know, the more prepared you are to help your teen develop—and stick to—a healthy skin-care routine.

Start the conversation

Some teens don’t feel comfortable talking to their parents, especially about something they’re self-conscious about like acne. So don’t wait for your teen to come to you. Start the conversation. Odds are that your teen will be glad you brought it up.

Suggest talking with a doctor

Don’t take a wait-and-see approach with your teen’s acne. Offer to make an appointment with a dermatologist. Download this Doctor Discussion Guide to prepare for your visit. In addition to examples of questions that may help you start the conversation, this guide also includes space to record other topics you want to discuss.

Give your teen a voice

Step back and let your teen take the lead in talking with the doctor, and give him or her a choice in whatever decisions are made. The more involved your teen is in choosing a treatment plan, the more likely he or she will follow it.

Could your teen benefit from treatment with FABIOR Foam?

Learn more about how FABIOR Foam helps to control moderate-to-severe acne.


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