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Fabior Dosage

When treating acne with Fabior, the dosage is the same for everyone, regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your acne. These standard dosing guidelines call for applying the medicated foam on the affected areas of the skin once daily in the evening. You may experience some skin irritation, redness, and burning, but this should improve with time.

An Introduction to Dosing With Fabior

There is only one standard dose of Fabior® (tazarotene foam), regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your acne. As is always the case, do not adjust your Fabior dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

What Is the Recommended Dose of Fabior?

Fabior foam is applied to the affected areas of the skin once daily in the evening. Although some skin irritation, redness, and burning are to be expected as you start this medication, your healthcare provider may recommend that you use Fabior less frequently (such as every other day) temporarily, if extreme irritation occurs.
Because Fabior will make you more sensitive to the sun, your healthcare provider will probably recommend that you use a sunscreen every morning. He or she can recommend a sunscreen that will not irritate your skin or worsen your acne.
Because Fabior can cause birth defects, women of childbearing potential should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine and should start Fabior during a normal menstrual period. Adequate birth control must be used throughout treatment (see Fabior and Pregnancy for more information).

General Information on Using Fabior

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Fabior include the following:
  • Wash the affected area, usually the face and perhaps the upper chest, with a mild cleanser, dry thoroughly, and then apply the foam.
  • Shake the can well before each use.
  • Make sure to cover the entire affected area; "spot treatment" will not work nearly as well.
  • Do not apply too much -- using more is wasteful and increases the risk for side effects, without actually improving the effectiveness of the drug.
  • Make sure to keep Fabior away from the eyes, mouth, and vagina.
  • Wash your hands after applying this product.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure on areas of the body where Fabior has been applied, as you will burn more easily.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Fabior dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Fabior Acne Medication

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