Generic Name: Hydroquinone (HYE droe kwin one)
Brand Name: Aclaro, Alphaquin HP, AMBI Fade, Blanche, EpiQuin Micro, ...show all 18 brand names.Esoterica Daytime, Esoterica Facial, Esoterica Fade Nighttime, Esoterica Sensitive Skin, Exuviance Lightening Complex, Hydroquinone Time Release, Melpaque HP, Melquin 3, NeoStrata HQ Skin Lightening, Remergent HQ, Skin Bleaching, Skin Bleaching-Sunscreen, TL Hydroquinone
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 28, 2020.
Uses of TL Hydroquinone:
- It is used to lighten the skin where there are changes in color.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take TL Hydroquinone?
- If you have an allergy to hydroquinone or any other part of TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone).
- If you are allergic to TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone); any part of TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take TL Hydroquinone?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- After stopping TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone), some of the color change may come back.
- If you have a sulfite allergy, talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone) is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (TL Hydroquinone) best taken?
Use TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone) by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- Do not use on irritated skin.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Change in color of skin to blue-black.
- Blisters or sores.
What are some other side effects of TL Hydroquinone?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Dry skin.
- Skin irritation.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out TL Hydroquinone?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about TL Hydroquinone (hydroquinone), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Drug class: topical depigmenting agents