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Hydroquinone topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Hydroquinone topical is also known as: AMBI Fade, Alustra, Eldopaque Forte, Esoterica, Esoterica Daytime, Esoterica Nighttime, Glytone Clarifying, Glytone Skin Lightening, LumaSilk, Melamin, Melamix, Melquin, NeoCeuticals Post-Acne Fade, NeoStrata HQ Skin Lightening, Neova Complex HQ Plus, Obagi C Rx System C Clarifying Serum, Obagi Condition and Enhance, Obagi Skin Lightening Complex, Obagi-C Rx System C-Therapy Night Cream, Palmers Skin Success Eventone Fade, Recover Lightening Complex, Skin Lightening Complex, Skinprint Cleartone, Solaquin Forte, SunVanish Cream

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 3, 2020.

Hydroquinone topical Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk.

US FDA pregnancy category: C

-The effects in the developing fetus are unknown.

Animal studies have not been conducted with this drug. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug can cause fetal harm or adversely affect reproductive capacity in humans.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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Hydroquinone topical Breastfeeding Warnings

Topical administration of this drug has not been studied during breastfeeding. Although it is not contraindicated during breastfeeding, some experts feel that long-term use is difficult to justify in a nursing mother. If this drug is used, ensure that the infant's skin does not come into direct contact with the areas of maternal skin that have been treated and the infant does not ingest the product from the mother's skin.

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

-The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Hydroquinone (hydroquinone topical)." Par Pharmaceutical Inc, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Hydroquinone (hydroquinone topical)." Par Pharmaceutical Inc, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Further information

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