Hydroquinone (On The Skin)
Lightens freckles and brown patches on the skin (liver spots).
Lustra-AF, Melquin-3, Melanex, Solaquin Forte, Eldoquin Forte, Lustra, Alphaquin HP, Alustra, Claripel, Melpaque HP, Melquin HP, Nuquin HP, EpiQuin Micro, Glyquin, Eldopaque Forte
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hydroquinone.
How to Use This Medicine:
Foam, Cream, Gel/Jelly, Liquid
Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
Use only on the skin.
Put a small amount of medicine on the skin spots.
Keep the medicine away from your eyes and mouth.
If you do get medicine in your eyes, rinse your eyes with water and call your doctor.
Wash your hands with soap and water after using this medicine.
If a dose is missed:
Use the missed dose as soon as possible.
If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
Do not put on two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Store the medicine at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Do not freeze.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have other medical problems.
Protect your skin from the sun with clothing or sunscreen while using this medicine.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Skin rash, redness, swelling, or intense itching
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.