Advice when use 4% Hydroquinone USP Cream Generic Eldoquin | Melapik-HQ®
- Melapik-HQ Cream helps in lightening of hyperpigmented skin. Please consult your doctor prior to starting using Melapik -HQ Cream.
- It should always be used along with sun-avoidance measures, like using sunscreens (UV-A and UV-B protective) and wearing protective clothing.
- Apply a thin film to and around the affected area/lesion. Avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
- Apply it as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor/dermatologist with regular follow-up and under medical supervision.
- Apply a very small amount of cream to check an allergic reaction. Continue with the treatment if no allergic reaction occurs in 24 hours.
- Do not apply on broken or infected areas of skin. Discontinue use if you experience irritation or allergy and consult your doctor.
- Melapik -HQ Cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy or lactation. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies.
How to use 4% Hydroquinone USP skin bleaching cream
Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. Before using, apply a small amount of this medicine to an area of unbroken skin, and check the area within 24 hours for any serious side effects. If the test area is itching, red, puffy, or blistering, do not use this product and contact your doctor. If there is just mild redness, then treatment with this product may begin.
Apply this medication to the affected areas of skin, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. This medication is for use on the skin only. If it is used incorrectly, unwanted skin lightening may occur. Avoid getting this product in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you do get this medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.
This medication may make the treated areas of skin more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing on the treated areas of skin when outdoors. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day, better during bedtime. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions: 4% Hydroquinone USP
Q. Is Melapik safe to use on face?
Melapik -HQ Cream should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. You should apply it away from the eyes, nose, corners of the mouth, or open wounds because these areas are more prone to irritation. If local irritation persists or becomes severe, discontinue Melapik and consult your doctor. Excessive use of the medication may cause redness, peeling, or discomfort.
Q. Does Melapik permanently lighten skin?
No, it does not lighten the skin permanently, when exposed to sun skin again may obtain melasma. If melasma occurs on discontinuing Melapik -HQ Cream, talk to your doctor regarding the maintenance treatment of melasma.
Q. What should I avoid when using Melapik cream?
You should avoid exposure to sunlight, use sunscreen, and wear protective clothing after treatment with Melapik-HQ Cream. Even a small amount of sunlight can worsen melasma. Females should avoid the use of birth control methods that contain hormones such as oral birth control pills as these methods can worsen your melasma. Talk to your doctor about other birth control options. Be careful as hot and cold weather may irritate the skin treated with Melapik.
Q. How should Melapik be applied?
Melapik-HQ Cream should be applied once a day, before bedtime. The area to be treated should be thoroughly washed with water. Apply a thin layer of Melapik-HQ Cream to the affected skin areas. Include about half an inch of normal skin surrounding the affected area. Gently rub Melapik-HQ Cream evenly into your skin. Do not apply it near the corners of your mouth, nose, eyes, or open wounds.
Q. Can I apply moisturizer over Melapik?
Melapik-HQ Cream is applied generally at bedtime. You may use moisturizers and cosmetics during the day when you are not using Melapik-HQ Cream.
Q. Is Melapik bad for the skin?
Melapik-HQ Cream may cause blue-black darkening of the skin. If this occurs, you should immediately stop Melapik-HQ Cream and consult your dermatologist who prescribed it to you. In some cases, it may also cause mild to moderate irritation such as skin reddening, peeling, mild burning sensation, dryness, and itching at the site of application. But this is usually tolerable and may disappear with time.