Hydroquinone Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatological Disorders

Chloasma, Melasma, Freckles, Senile lentigines, Areas of melanin hyperpigmentation:
Apply to affected area twice daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatological Disorders

Chloasma, Melasma, Freckles, Senile lentigines, Areas of melanin hyperpigmentation:
>=13 years: Apply to affected area twice daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Hydroquinone topical is contraindicated for use during pregnancy and in children 12 years of age or younger.

Patients should be tested for skin sensitivity prior to initiating treatment with hydroquinone topical. A small amount of the drug should be applied to an unbroken area of skin and the test area should be examined after 24 hours. If excessive inflammation is present, the manufacturer recommends against the use of the drug. Minor redness is not a contraindication.

Avoid contact with the eyes.

Hydroquinone topical is a skin bleaching agent and may produce unwanted cosmetic effects.

Sun exposure should be avoided on bleached skin by applying a sunscreen or by the use of protective clothing.

The drug should be discontinued if no bleaching or lightening effect is visible after 2 months of treatment.

Dialysis

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