Hydroquinone 2% cream
Why use hydroquinone
Hydroquinone is used to lighten the skin on areas that are discolored due to freckles, melasma (brown spots on the skin), acne scars, or age spots.
Do not use hydroquinone:
• If you are allergic to the active ingredients or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Warnings and precautions:
• Tell your doctor about all your health conditions.
• Tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfites.
• It is important to use sunscreen during treatment with hydroquinone. It may affect the effect of this medicine.
• Try the cream on a small area of your skin before using it on larger areas.
• The use of hydroquinone may result in a gradual darkening of the skin to a bluish black color. If this happens, stop using it and talk to your doctor.
Possible side effects:
Stop using this product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop a rash; Itch; red, blistered, or peeling skin; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or speaking; Unusual hoarseness or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat. The frequency with which these side effects occur is unknown.
Side effects include:
• Allergic reactions
• skin dryness.
• Skin irritation.
Other medicines and hydroquinone
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take.
How to use hydroquinone:
• This property is intended for adults and children 12 years and over.
• Use this drug as directed by your doctor.
• For use on the skin only. Keep away from mouth, nose and eyes.
• Wash your hands before and after use.
• Apply a thin layer to the skin twice daily, in the morning and at bedtime.
How to store hydroquinone:
• Store at room temperature from 68 to 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C).
• Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
The form and method of administration of hydroquinone 2% cream should be prescribed according to the indication and severity of the disease for each individual patient.