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A healthcare provider may prescribe tazarotene foam to treat acne. This medication is a type of retinoid that is thought to work by reducing inflammation and slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells. This foam is applied to the affected area of the skin once daily in the evening. Some of the common side effects may include flaking, redness, and dryness of the skin.

What Is Tazarotene Foam?

Tazarotene foam (Fabior®) is a prescription medication approved for acne treatment. It comes as a foam that is applied to the skin just once a day.
(Click What Is Tazarotene Foam Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, tazarotene foam can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common tazarotene foam side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Irritation
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Flaking and peeling.
(Click Tazarotene Foam Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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