Fabior (tazarotene) Foam, 0.1% contains the compound tazarotene, a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids. It is for topical use only.

Chemically, tazarotene is ethyl 6-[(4,4-dimethylthiochroman-6-yl)ethynyl]nicotinate. The structural formula is represented below:

FABIOR™ (tazarotene) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C21H21NO2S       Molecular Weight: 351.46

Tazarotene is a pale yellow to yellow substance. Fabior Foam contains tazarotene, 1 mg/g in aqueous-based white to off-white foam vehicle consisting of butylated hydroxytoluene, ceteareth-12, citric acid anhydrous, diisopropyl adipate, light mineral oil, potassium citrate monohydrate, potassium sorbate, purified water, and sorbic acid. Fabior Foam is dispensed from an aluminum can pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/n-butane/isobutane) propellant.

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/24/2012
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