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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Hydroquinone?

(HYE droe kwin one)

• This medicine is used to decrease the discoloration of freckle-like skin areas.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• After stopping the medicine, some discoloration may return.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Short-term discomfort after use.

• Dry skin.

• Itching.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you...