Data from FDA - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 27 July 2017

Indication(s)

INDICATIONS AND USAGE The gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions such as chloasma, melasma, freckles, senile lentigines, and other unwanted areas of melanin hyperpigmentation.

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Advisory information

contraindications
CONTRAINDICATIONS Prior history of sensitivity or allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients. The safety of topical hydroquinone use during pregnancy or in children (12 years and under) has not been established.
Special warnings and precautions
PRECAUTIONS (SEE WARNINGS) General Treatment should be limited to relatively small areas of the body at one time since some patients experience a transient skin reddening and a mild burning sensation which does not preclude treatment. Pregnancy Category C Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with topical hydroquinone. It is also not known whether hydroquinone can cause fetal harm when used topically on a pregnant woman or affect reproductive capacity. It is not known to what degree, if any, topical hydroquinone is absorbed systemically. Topical hydroquinone should be used on pregnant women only when clearly indicated. Nursing mothers It is not known whether topical hydroquinone is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Caution is advised when topical hydroquinone is used by a nursing mother. Pediatric usage Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 12 years have not been established.
Adverse reactions
ADVERSE REACTIONS No systemic adverse reactions have been reported. Occasional hypersensitivity (localized contact dermatitis) may occur, in which case the medication should be discontinued and the physician notified immediately.

Usage information

Dosing and administration
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION A thin application should be applied to the affected area twice daily or as directed by a physician. If no improvement is seen after three (3) months of treatment, use of this product should be discontinued. Sun exposure should be limited by using a sunscreen agent, a sun blocking agent, or protective clothing to cover bleached skin when using and after using this product in order to prevent repigmentation.
Pregnancy and lactation
Nursing mothers It is not known whether topical hydroquinone is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Caution is advised when topical hydroquinone is used by a nursing mother.

More information

Category Value
Orphan designation No
Product NDC 62032-508
Date Last Revised 25-05-2012
Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
RXCUI 197795
Storage and handling Store at 25°C (77°F); excursion permitted to 15°C-30°C (59°F-86°F).
Marketing authorisation holder OMP, INC.