... monobenzyl ether) is the same as hydroquinone. I was given a prescription from my doctor for hydroquinone 4% but the product I have been given is monobenzone (hydroquinone monobenzyl ether). I thought this was for permanent depigmentation for vitiligo
Hi renso and welcome to DC. If you think you got the wrong thing or only wanted the brand name versus generic... the pharmacist would have accommodate that request or at least explained what the ingredients mean and what they are used for and how it is applied.
Do you have vitiligo??? Using this cream is supposed to lighten the dark areas of the skin because repigmentation is a much riskier procedure. Some of the results for repigmentation can be unpredictable or unreliable sometimes causing skin cancer because the person forgets to protect the skin during and after treatment.
But, it sounds like you have the correct medication to me. If you want to be crystal clear... contact the pharmacist and ask for a consultation for this product. That is their job after all... and the consultation is free.
I hope your results are good ones and you are happy with the outcome. Remember to protect the skin being treated.
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