Pinquin 2% Ointment

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Primarily used for

Hyperpigmentation (Dark skin patches), Melasma (Dark and discolored patches on the skin)
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38.43
₹1.54/Ointment
25 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Pinquin Ointment

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Uses of Pinquin Ointment

Pinquin 2% Ointment is used in the treatment of Hyperpigmentation and Melasma.
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Side effects of Pinquin Ointment

Common

Skin irritation.

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How to use Pinquin Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Pinquin Ointment works

Pinquin 2% ointment belongs to the 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 the skin.

In Depth Information on Pinquin Ointment

Expert advice for Pinquin Ointment

  • Use of sunscreen is a must while using hydroquinone topical. 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.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • 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), resorcinol, phenol, or salicylic acid as it may cause unwanted side effects.
  • You may be advised by your doctor to perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction
  • Use in children aged below 12 years is not recommended unless under the strict supervision of doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to hydroquinone or any of its ingredients.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Pinquin 2% Ointment
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pinquin 2% Ointment 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
SAFE
Pinquin 2% Ointment is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
SAFE
Pinquin 2% Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Pinquin
2% Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Hydroquinone Topical, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pinquin 2% Ointment

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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