What is Melanorm (Hydroquinone) used for?
Melanorm (Hydroquinone) lightens dark areas of skin, such as age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation and melasma. This can occur as a result of injury, hormones, medication, pregnancy or other causes. The active ingredient in this drug works by inhibiting the process in the skin which results in discoloration.
How should I use Melanorm (Hydroquinone)?
You should only use Melanorm (Hydroquinone) cream if it has been prescribed by your physician, as incorrect or unnecessary use can often result in unwanted lightening of the skin. This cream should be applied twice per day, or as directed by your physician. If no improvement in your condition is noticed after 2 months, you should consult your physician.
What are the side effects of Melanorm (Hydroquinone)?
Some side effects of Melanorm (Hydroquinone) may occur at the application site, such as:
If you notice any side effects while using this cream, you should tell your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Melanorm (Hydroquinone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.