Hydroquinone


Full Generic Medicine Info
Dosage/Direction for Use

Topical/Cutaneous
Hyperpigmentated skin conditions
Adult: As 2-4% preparation: Apply and rub in a thin layer to affected area bid, in the morning and evening. Discontinue if there is no improvement after 2 mth.
Contraindications
Sunburn or depilatory usage.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight. Monitoring Parameters Test for skin sensitivity prior to use.
Adverse Reactions
Transient erythema, mild burning sensations, irritation, stinging, allergic dermatitis; dryness and fissuring of paranasal and infraorbital areas; ochronosis and colloid milium (chronic use).
Action
Hydroquinone is a topical depigmentating agent that produces a reversible depigmentation of the skin by inhibiting enzymatic oxidation of tyrosine to 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine and suppressing melanocyte metabolic processes.
Storage
Topical/Cutaneous: Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light.
CIMS Class
Other Dermatologicals
ATC Classification
D11AX11 - hydroquinone ; Belongs to the class of other dermatologicals.
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