Fabior

Drug List

Fabior

Drug Name

Fabior (Tazarotene)

Manufactured By

GlaxoSmithKline LLC

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Tazarotene is used to treat psoriasis or acne. It is a retinoid product related to Vitamin A. It works by affecting the growth of skin cells. The foam form of this medication is only approved for use on acne.

How To Use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using tazarotene and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This medication is for use on the skin only. Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication. If you are treating acne, clean and dry the affected area. If you are treating psoriasis, make sure the skin is dry before applying the medication. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in as directed by your doctor, usually once a day in the evening. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you are using the foam form of this medication, shake the can before each use. The foam is flammable. Avoid smoking or going near an open flame while applying the medication. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or vagina or on your eyelids or lips. If this happens, rinse with plenty of water. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area. Do not apply this medication to normal, healthy skin. Also, do not apply this medication to skin that is cut, scraped, sunburned, or affected by eczema. After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. If you are using this medication on your hands, do not touch your eyes with your hands. If you are also using a moisturizing cream or lotion, apply it at least 1 hour before applying this medication. If you are using the foam form of this medication, you may use a moisturizing cream or lotion as needed. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not use large amounts or apply this medication more often, or use for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Since this drug is absorbed through the skin and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication. Tell your doctor if you do not get better or if you get worse after several weeks of treatment.

Side Effects

Itching, redness, irritation, burning/stinging, scaling, dry skin, or pain at application site may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: severe redness/irritation/peeling at application site. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: vitamin A products, hair perming solutions, other skin products with strong drying effects, skin products containing alcohol/lime/spice (such as shaving lotions, astringents such as calamine lotion, perfume), soaps/shampoos/cleansers that are medicated/abrasive.

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include: severe redness/irritation/peeling at application site. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. If you are using the foam form of this medication, store the can upright at room temperature and do not store it near an open flame or in a freezer. Keep all medications away from children and pets.