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Solaquin Forte Side Effects

Generic Name: hydroquinone topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug hydroquinone topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Solaquin Forte.

For the Consumer

Applies to hydroquinone topical: cream, gel

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness or cracking of the skin if applied around eyes or nose; minor redness or mild burning sensation at application site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking hydroquinone topical (the active ingredient contained in Solaquin Forte)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistered skin or excessive redness, stinging, or irritation.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to hydroquinone topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical emulsion, topical gel, topical solution

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included localized contact dermatitis. Exogenous ochronosis (involving over 10,000 exposures under careful clinical supervision) has been reported at an incidence of 22 cases in more than 50 years.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Eldoquin Forte (hydroquinone topical)." ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc, Costa Mesa, CA.

2. Levitt J "The safety of hydroquinone: a dermatologist's response to the 2006 Federal Register." J Am Acad Dermatol 57 (2007): 854-72

3. "Product Information. Glyquin XM (hydroquinone topical)." ICN Canada Ltd, Montreal, IN.

It is possible that some side effects of Solaquin Forte may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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