Biotin is a dietary supplement prescribed to prevent and treat a rare biotin deficiency which is associated with malnutrition
, pregnancy, long-term tube feeding and rapid weight loss.
It assists in various biochemical pathways as a cofactor that break down the bodys carbohydrate, protein and fat.
Biotin is used for conditions like hair loss
, brittle nails
, conjunctivitis, and seborrheic dermatitis in children.
It is also used in some metabolic disorders. However, its effectiveness in these conditions has not been established.
Hydroquinone is a local cream prescribed for dark or hyper-pigmented skin marks such as freckles (small flat brown marks on the face and sun exposed areas), melasma (brown patches on skin), age spots, and dark spots due to acne, pregnancy-related scars, skin trauma or use of birth control pills. It works by inhibiting tyrosinase, enzyme which is required to make melanin in skin cells. Melanin give the skin the dark color.
This medication is a chemical compound, prescribed for dry skin (Xerosis). The cream works by increasing the water content in the skin making the skin softer.
This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot) in immunocompetent patients.
This medication is an emollient & skin protective, prescribed for diaper rash and other minor skin irritations.