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Lopig Cream


Overview

Uses of Lopig Cream

Lopig Cream side effects

Common
  • Dry skin
  • Skin burn
  • Skin peeling
  • Skin redness
  • Itching

How to use Lopig Cream

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.

How Lopig Cream works

Lopig Cream is a skin lightening medication. It works by reducing the amount of a pigment (melanin) that causes darkening of skin. It does so by suppressing the activity of tyrosinase, the enzyme required to make melanin.

Lopig Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopig Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Lopig Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Lopig Cream?

If you miss a dose of Lopig Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Lopig Cream helps in lightening of hyperpigmented skin.
  • 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 with regular follow-up.
  • 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.
  • Do not use it for longer than 6-8 weeks without consulting your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is Lopig safe/good for skin?

Yes. Lopig 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 Lopig a steroid?

No.Lopig does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids

Q. Is Lopig safe to use on face?

Yes.Lopig 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 Lopig

Q. Is Lopig banned in India?

No.Lopig is available and is not a banned drug in India

Q. Is Lopig carcinogenic/does Lopig cause cancer?

Studies of Lopig in animals have indicated some evidences of cancer causing potential (carcinogenicity). However, the carcinogenic effects in human are not known

Q. Is Lopig toxic?

No. Lopig 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 Lopig lighten/bleach your skin?

Lopig bleaches/lightens dark patches of skin

Q. Does Lopig lighten skin permanently?

It reduces the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin. This effect of Lopig is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to sun and therefore not permanent

Q. Does Lopig bleach clothes?

No. Lopig has no known effect on bleaching clothes

Q. Does Lopig make skin darker?

Lopig may cause blue-black darkening of skin. This is not the normal effect of Lopig. Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you notice darkening of skin upon use of Lopig

Q. Does Lopig help acne?

No. Lopig is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin. It has no known effect in the treatment of acne

Q. Does Lopig cause redness?

Occasionally Lopig 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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