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No interaction found
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Lite up 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LITE UP

Benzophenone(2.5% w/w)

Uses

Benzophenone is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Benzophenone is an aromatic ketone which works either by absorbing sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays or by stopping the sunrays from entering into deeper layers of skin thus protecting it from damage.

Common side effects

Anal irritation, Skin rash, Skin redness
Hydroquinone Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Hydroquinone Topical is used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation (dark skin patches) and melasma (dark and discolored patches on the skin).

How it works

Hydroquinone belongs to class of medications called as melanin synthesis inhibitors. It bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin.

Common side effects

Allergic skin rash, Irritation
Octinoxate(9% w/w)

Uses

Octinoxate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Octinoxate is an aromatic ketone which works either by absorbing sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays or it stops the sunrays from entering into deeper layers of skin thus protecting it from damage.

Common side effects

Anal irritation, Skin rash, Skin redness

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Expert advice for LITE UP

  • Avoid using the cream on irritated skin.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to benzophenone or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for LITE UP

Benzophenone

Q.Does benzophenone cause cancer?
It is not known if benzophenone causes cancer.

Hydroquinone Topical

Q.Is hydroquinone safe/good for skin and face?
Yes. Hydroquinone 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 topical a steroid?
No. Hydroquinone does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids

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?
Hydroquinone should not be used in excess quantity for long duration, as it is associated with possible carcinogenicity

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 only

Q.Does hydroquinone lighten/bleach your skin?
Hydroquinone is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin

Q.Does hydroquinone lighten skin permanently?
The effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to sun and therefore not permanent

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. It has no known effect in the treatment of acne.

Octinoxate

Q.Is octinoxate a steroid or does contain gluten?
Octinoxate is not a steroid nor does it contain gluten.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)