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Fabior Warnings and Precautions

Because of the potential for birth defects, women of childbearing potential should only use Fabior if they have a negative pregnancy test and use effective birth control during Fabior treatment. Other precautions for using Fabior safely include warnings of potential drug interactions and an increased sensitivity to the sun. Also, people with eczema should generally avoid this product.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Fabior® (tazarotene foam) if you have:
  • Eczema
  • A sunburn
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Fabior

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this drug include the following:
  • Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use Fabior, as this medication may increase the risk for birth defects and other problems. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within two weeks before starting Fabior, and they should start using this medicine during a normal menstrual period. Adequate birth control must be used at all times (see Fabior and Pregnancy).
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids, and mouth.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight (including artificial sunlight like sun lamps or tanning booths), as this medication increases your sensitivity to the sun. Make sure to use a sunscreen daily while using Fabior.
  • Although some skin irritation, redness, and burning are to be expected when you first start using Fabior, your healthcare provider may recommend that you use this product less frequently (such as every other day) if extreme irritation occurs.
  • In general, people with eczema should avoid this product, as it can cause severe skin irritation in people with eczema.
  • If you get a sunburn, stop using Fabior until your skin has healed.
  • It is unknown if Fabior passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, check with your healthcare provider or your child's healthcare provider before using this product (see Fabior and Breastfeeding).

Fabior Acne Medication

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