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Tazarotene Foam Side Effects

Some people who use tazarotene foam to treat acne may develop reactions with this medication. Some of the most common side effects of tazarotene foam include skin reactions at the application site, such as redness, dryness, or peeling. While reactions such as these are generally minor, potentially serious problems can occur, including unexplained swelling and skin reactions that do not improve within a month.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Tazarotene Foam

Just like any medicine, tazarotene foam (Fabior®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses this product 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with tazarotene foam. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Tazarotene Foam Side Effects to Report

Some tazarotene foam side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Severe, intolerable skin reactions
  • Skin reactions, such as redness and peeling, which do not improve within about a month or so
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Tazarotene Foam Information

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