Hydroquinone

 
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Without a Prescription

Hydroquinone is prescribed to lighten the dark patches of skin:
- Melasma;
- Liver spots;
- Hyperpigmentation;
- Freckles;
- Age spots;

caused by:
- Birth control pills;
- Hormone medicine;
- Injury to the skin;
- Pregnancy;

Hydroquinone works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration.

Dosage

Ask your pharmacist to tell you the correct dose of Acticin that suits you best.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Seizures;
- Shaking (tremors);

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Trouble breathing;
- Stinging;
- Skin cracking;
- Severe dizziness;
- Redness;
- Rash;
- Mild burning;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Dryness;
- Blue-black darkening of the skin;
- Blistering;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Hydroquinone;

Contraindications

Hydroquinone is contraindicated if you have:
- Other skin conditions (eczema psoriasis);
- Asthma;
- Any other allergies;
- Allergic to Hydroquinone;
Without Prescription (2017)