Hydroquinone is used to lighten areas of darkened skin. It reduces the amount of brown pigments (melanin) produced in your skin.
Hydroquinone may come in different combinations with other additives such as topical steroid and topical tretinoin.
Certain side effects of Hydroquinone are common and may even disappear during treatment. If any of the following side effects on the sites of application do not go away or are severe, please consult your doctor:
If you experience any of the following side effects on the sites of application, please consult your doctor immediately:
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Prolonged use of hydroquinone has been associated with the development of exogenous ochronosis (a persistent blue-black pigmentation). Therefore, please use as instructed by your doctor and stop after you have achieved the desired lightening effect.
If you forgot to apply a dose of this medication, apply it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Apply your next dose at the usual time. Do not apply two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
● Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue● Difficulty in breathing● Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
● Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
● Difficulty in breathing
● Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
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