This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
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.
Hypig Cream 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.
Hypig Cream is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
What were the side-effects while using Hypig Cream?
No Side Effect
How do you take Hypig Cream?
With or without food
How much was the improvement?
What are you using Hypig Cream for?
Hyperpigmentation (Dark skin patches)
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Yes. Hypig 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 Hypig a steroid?
No.Hypig does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids
Q. Is Hypig safe to use on face?
Yes.Hypig 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 Hypig
Q. Is Hypig banned in India?
No.Hypig is available and is not a banned drug in India
Q. Is Hypig carcinogenic/does Hypig cause cancer?
Studies of Hypig in animals have indicated some evidences of cancer causing potential (carcinogenicity). However, the carcinogenic effects in human are not known
Q. Is Hypig toxic?
No. Hypig 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 Hypig lighten/bleach your skin?
Hypig bleaches/lightens dark patches of skin
Q. Does Hypig lighten skin permanently?
It reduces the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin. This effect of Hypig is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to sun and therefore not permanent
Q. Does Hypig bleach clothes?
No. Hypig has no known effect on bleaching clothes
Q. Does Hypig make skin darker?
Hypig may cause blue-black darkening of skin. This is not the normal effect of Hypig. Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you notice darkening of skin upon use of Hypig
Q. Does Hypig help acne?
No. Hypig is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin. It has no known effect in the treatment of acne
Q. Does Hypig cause redness?
Occasionally Hypig 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.