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Medicine Overview of Fraxel Tablet

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Uses of Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
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Side effects of Hydroquinone

Common

Skin irritation, Allergic contact dermatitis.

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How to use Hydroquinone

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Fraxel Tablet works

Hydroquinone bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin. It interferes with the synthesis of melanin and hampers important processes within cells that produce melanin (melanocytes). The bleaching effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation)..
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Uses of Mometasone

Mometasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and eye disorders.
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Side effects of Mometasone

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Muscle disorders, Electrolyte imbalance, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Behavioural changes, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection.

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How to use Mometasone

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Fraxel Tablet works

Mometasone belongs to a category of drugs called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies..
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Uses of Tretinoin

Tretinoin is used in the treatment of acne.
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How to use Tretinoin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Fraxel Tablet works

Tretinoin works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

In Depth Information on Fraxel Tablet

Expert advice for Hydroquinone

  • Please use hydroquinone products carefully. Its skin bleaching action may produce unwanted cosmetic effects if not used as directed.
  • Use of sunscreen is a must while using hydroquinone. Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing. Even minimal exposure to sunlight can reverse the bleaching effect of hydroquinone.
  • Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you develop allergic skin reaction or notice blue-black darkening of skin upon use of hydroquinone. 
  • Hydroquinone creams are meant for external use on the skin only. Immediately wash-off with water, if the cream gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your lips.
  • Do not use hydroquinone creams on broken, irritated or injured skin.
  • Do not use hydroquinone creams with other creams that contain peroxides (hydrogen peroxide/benzoyl peroxide). This may produce a dark stain on your skin which can be removed by stopping the use of peroxides and washing with soap and water.
  • Do not use hydroquinone creams with other creams that contain resorcinol, phenol, or salicylic acid unless advised by your doctor.
  • Please check, if the hydroquinone cream contains sulfites. Such products may trigger allergic reactions in individuals with asthma.
  • You may be advised by your doctor to perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction.
  • Do consult your doctor before using hydroquinone, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Mometasone

  • Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Do not use mometasone cream to treat diaper rash.

Expert advice for Tretinoin

Do not take tretinoin and tell your doctor:
  • If you are allergic to tretinoin or any of the other ingredients or other ‘retinoid’ medicines (isotretinoin, acitretin and tazarotene) and peanuts or soya (as tretinoin medicines may contain soyabean oil).
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not drive or operate or drive machinery while you are taking tretinoin.
  • Avoid becoming pregnant during and within one month (four weeks) after stopping treatment with tretinoin. Consult your doctor for the right method of contraception you can use.
  • Avoid getting tretinoin cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Tretinoin cream may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Take suitable precautions (sun cream, clothing etc.).
  • Do not apply tretinoin cream to sunburned skin.
  • Do not stop using tretinoin if your skin condition appears to worsen for the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. This is expected. 
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or products on your skin.
  • Tretinoin should be used extreme caution in children younger than 12 years old.
Warnings
Special precautions for Fraxel Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fraxel Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Fraxel Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Lim
ited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Your ability to drive might be impaired while you are taking Fraxel Tablet, especially if you are feeling dizzy or have a severe headache.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Fraxel Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, a cautious use of this medicine is advised in these patients.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Fraxel Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, a cautious use of this medicine is advised in these patients.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Fraxel Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Hydroquinone

Q. Is Hydroquinone safe/good for skin?
Yes. Hydroquinone is used to bleach dark patches of skin. It is available as creams to be applied externally and is safe if used as directed, for the prescribed duration by your doctor. Occasionally it may cause side effects-red, sore, itchy, inflamed skin indicating an allergic reaction. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any such skin reactions
Q. Is Hydroquinone a steroid?
No.Hydroquinone does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids
Q. Is Hydroquinone safe to use on face?
Yes.Hydroquinone is used to bleach dark patches of skin and can be used on the face. It is available as creams to be applied externally and is safe if used as directed for the prescribed duration by your doctor. Please limit sun exposures and apply sunscreens or cover the treated area with protective clothing. Even minimal exposure to sun can reverse the bleaching effect of Hydroquinone
Q. Is Hydroquinone banned in India?
No.Hydroquinone is available and is not a banned drug in India
Q. Is Hydroquinone carcinogenic/does Hydroquinone cause cancer?
Studies of Hydroquinone in animals have indicated some evidences of cancer causing potential (carcinogenicity). However, the carcinogenic effects in human are not known
Q. Is Hydroquinone toxic?
No. Hydroquinone is not toxic if used as directed, for the prescribed duration by your doctor. It is available as creams and meant for external use on the skin onl
Q. Does Hydroquinone lighten/bleach your skin?
Hydroquinone bleaches/lightens dark patches of skin
Q. Does Hydroquinone lighten skin permanently?
It reduces the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin. This effect of Hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to sun and therefore not permanent
Q. Does Hydroquinone bleach clothes?
No. Hydroquinone has no known effect on bleaching clothes
Q. Does Hydroquinone make skin darker?
Hydroquinone may cause blue-black darkening of skin. This is not the normal effect of Hydroquinone. Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you notice darkening of skin upon use of Hydroquinone
Q. Does Hydroquinone help acne?
No. Hydroquinone is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin. It has no known effect in the treatment of acne
Q. Does Hydroquinone cause redness?
Occasionally Hydroquinone may cause side effects – redness of skin, sore, itchy, inflamed skin indicating an allergic reaction. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any such skin reactions.
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Frequently asked questions for Mometasone

Q. Is mometasone a steroid drug?
Yes. Mometasone is a steroid drug
Q. Is Mometasone available or sold over the counter?
No. Mometasone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
Q. Is mometasone the same as hydrocortisone?
No. Mometasone and hydrocortisone are different drugs; although both are steroids
Q. Is mometasone safe?
Yes. Mometasone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Does mometasone treat ringworm/acne/eczema?
Mometasone does not treat ringworm/acne or eczema. It only treats the symptoms of inflammation related to the above conditions
Q. Does mometasone cause weight gain?
There is no evidence of mometasone causing weight gain. If you notice any such symptom, please consult your doctor
Q. Does mometasone lighten skin?
Yes. Mometasone may lighten the area of skin which is darkened due to any infection.
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Frequently asked questions for Tretinoin

Q. Is Tretinoin a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids'. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but Tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
Q. Is Tretinoin safe/ Tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years
Q. Does Tretinoin cream work/ is Tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/ lighten skin/ thin the skin/ work on wrinkles/ fade dark spots/clog pores/ cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it
Q. Is Tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor's prescription
Q. Does Tretinoin stain clothes?
It may stain as it has a preservative in it.
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Substitutes for Fraxel

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