Generic Name : Hydroquinone Pronunciation : hye-droe-KWIN-own Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals ICD Code : Y56.9
India- Brite Cream, Claripel Plus Cream, Depig Cream, Depig-F Cream, Depig-Tm Cream, Eslite Cream, Eukroma Cream, Eukroma-2% Cream, Eukroma-Sg Cream, Eveglow Cream, Hyde Cream, Hyde Soln, Hyne Soln, Lite-Up Cream, Melacare Forte Cream, Melacut Cream, Melalite Cream, Melalite Forte Cream, Melalite Plus Cream, Melalite-Xl Cream, Melalong Cream, Melanorm Cream, Melanorm-Hc Cream, Melanorm-Hc Forte Cream, M-Lite Cream, Multi-Htm Cream, Pinquin Oint, Tinacare Oint.
International- Esoterica and Melquin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an aromatic organic compound, prescribed for hyper-pigmented skin conditions (dark patches). It works by inhibiting an enzyme reaction in skin cells. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
It is contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: Topical- As 2-4% preparation: Apply twice daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a cream to apply topically. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid contact with eyes.
* Avoid using this cream on irritated or injured skin.
* Avoid co-administration with products containing hydrogen peroxide or benzoyl peroxide.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of allergic reactions, if it so consult with your doctor.
Side Effects :
Local- Mild burning, stinging, redness, dryness, itching, pimples, rash and burning.
Miscellaneous- Tingling, hard skin and increased sensitivity.
* Stop the medication if there is no improvement after 2 months of treatment.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (20°-25°C), keep away from light and moisture.
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