Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause your skin to be irritated. You may need to use this medicine for several weeks or months before your skin starts to look better. Applying extra medicine will not make it work faster.

Read the patient information that will come with your medicine. Follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.

To use:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Before applying this medicine, wash the affected area of your skin with water and a mild cleanser or soap. Rinse well and pat dry.
  • Wait at least 20 to 30 minutes before applying the cream or gel.
  • Apply a small amount of the medicine to each affected area of the skin (e.g., forehead, chin, cheeks, chest, shoulders, or other parts in the body), and gently rub it in.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage.
  • If you are using Fabior™ foam, dispense a small amount of foam into your palm. Apply only enough foam to lightly cover the affected area(s) of the face and upper body. Gently rub it until the foam disappears.
  • You may also use moisturizer as needed.

Do not apply this medicine to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For topical dosage form (cream):
    • For psoriasis:
      • Adults—Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, usually in the evening or at bedtime.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.
  • For topical dosage form (foam):
    • For acne:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, usually in the evening or at bedtime.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.
  • For topical dosage forms (gel):
    • For acne:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, usually in the evening or at bedtime.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.
    • For psoriasis:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin once a day, usually in the evening or at bedtime.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Do not freeze the Fabior™ foam. Do not spray or use it near heat, open flame, or while smoking. Do not puncture, break, or burn the can.