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    What is Generic for Hydroquinone used for?

    Hydroquinone is a depigmenting cream used to lighten dark skin spots such as age spots, freckles, melasma, and chloasma. It is a topical medication that works by reducing the formation of melanin in the skin. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hydroquinone?

    The dosage of Hydroquinone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Apply a small amount of Hydroquinone onto the affected area and rub gently. Wash your hands before and after applying this topical cream.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hydroquinone?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Hydroquinone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Hydroquinone?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Hydroquinone, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hydroquinone?

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Hydroquinone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Hydroquinone?

    Like other medicines, Hydroquinone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Hydroquinone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Hydroquinone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Hydroquinone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Hydroquinone can cause side effects such as mild burning, cracking or peeling of the skin, dry skin, irritation, stinging, itching, rash, and redness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Hydroquinone.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hydroquinone?

    Is it possible for me to apply Hydroquinone with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Hydroquinone?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Hydroquinone?
    How will Hydroquinone work in my body?
    How should Hydroquinone be applied?
    How to reduce the risk of Hydroquinone drug interactions and side effects?


    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Hydroquinone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-05-13
    What is the percent of Hydroquinone in this product? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Hydroquinone–Tretinoin–Mometasone 2-0.025-0.1% Cream 15GM contains Hydroquinone USP 4%.
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