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Hydroquinone - Dosage and How to Use

How should Hydroquinone be used?

  • 1. Wash your skin with cleanser, rinse and pat dry
    2. Wash your hands before applying the medication
    3. Apply a thin layer on the affected areas according to your doctor's instructions
    4. Wash your hands after applying the medication
  • Avoid applying the medication too near your eyes, mouth and nose as it may cause irritation
  • Flush the area thoroughly with water if the medication accidentally gets into your eyes, mouth and nose
  • You may use a moisturizer to help avoid skin dryness. When using moisturizers, sunscreens, cosmetics and other topical preparations together with the hydroquinone cream, apply them in the sequence as instructed by your doctor. Wait approximately 3 to 4 minutes before applying the next product.
  • Do not use the medicine on skin that is inflamed, irritated, infected or sunburned. It should be treated first before using this medication.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forgot to apply a dose of this medication, apply it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Apply your next dose at the usual time. Do not apply two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Hydroquinone - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

● Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue

● Difficulty in breathing

● Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

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