Fluocinolone + Hydroquinone + Tretinoin


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Moderate to severe melasma of the face.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical As cream containing fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 0.05%: Apply once daily, 30 mins before bedtime for not >8 wk.
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Moderate to severe melasma of the face
Adult: As cream containing fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 0.05%: Apply a thin layer onto the hyperpigmented areas of melasma once daily, 30 minutes before bedtime. Treatment duration should not exceed 8 wk.
Contraindications
Tuberculosis of skin, herpes (including varicella); sulfite allergy.
Special Precautions
Prolonged treatment with corticosteroids may increase the risk of Kaposi's sarcoma. Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids may cause suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis especially in younger children. Hydroquinone may cause gradual blue/black darkening of the skin. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children. Excessive bleaching may occur in patients with darker skin tone. Avoid UV exposure, including sunlight. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Erythema, pruritus, dry skin, burning sensation, desquamation. Acne, pigmentation change, irritation, papules, rash, rosacea, vesicles.
Drug Interactions
Avoid concurrent use with drugs that are photo-sensitising.
Food Interaction
Avoid excesive intake of vitamin A. Avoid concurrent admin with dong quai or St John's wort.
Action
Description: Fluocinolone acetonide is a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid that is used topically for its anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and vasoconstrictive properties. Hydroquinone is used as a depigmenting agent. Tretinoin is a retinoid that is appears to stimulate mitosis, increases turnover of follicular epithelial cells and reduces their cohesiveness.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Topical application: Minimal.
Storage
Store at 20-25°C.
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