Pinquin Ointment

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Pinquin Ointment is used in the treatment of melasma. It is a skin-lightening medicine which lightens the darkened skin patches and spots(hyperpigmentation). It reduces the amount of skin-darkening pigment called melanin in the skin. It helps in reversible depigmentation of the skin.

Pinquin Ointment is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as some side effects may be increased.

Pinquin Ointment has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These may include dry skin, itching, skin burn, skin peeling, and skin redness. Serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare but let your doctor know if you’re bothered by side effects or they do not go away. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your medicine. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, you should rinse your eyes thoroughly with water.

You can start applying Pinquin Ointment to a small portion of unbroken skin or near the pigmented area for a period of several days for checking an allergic reaction. You should discontinue it if itching, excessive inflammation or swelling occurs. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. If no improvement is seen after two months of treatment, the use of this product should be discontinued.

Uses of Pinquin Ointment

  • Melasma

Benefits of Pinquin Ointment

In Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem that causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It is more commonly seen in females than males. Pinquin Ointment helps to lighten these dark patches of the skin usually caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, or injury to the skin. It effectively blocks that process in the skin that leads to discoloration. Pinquin Ointment also reduces any redness, rash, pain or itchiness that may be caused in this condition.
This improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. You should always use it as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

Side effects of Pinquin Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pinquin

  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Dry skin
  • Skin burn
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching

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.

How Pinquin Ointment works

Pinquin Ointment 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pinquin Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pinquin Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Pinquin Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Pinquin Ointment, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Pinquin Ointment 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Hydroquinone Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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I am having a melasma problem in my face. I have consulted with a doctor. He prescribed me some ointment and tablets. After applying the ointment that affected area became wound. Now I am suffering from both wound spot and melasma spot. Please help me out.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Apply jatyadi oil mix with kumkumadi oil on the affected parts
Treatment of melasma. Do or do not for melasma
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
The pigmentation is not clear can u post another picture
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FAQs

Q. Is Pinquin Ointment safe to use on face?

Pinquin Ointment should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. You should apply it away from the eyes, nose, corners of the mouth, or open wounds because these areas are more prone to irritation. If local irritation persists or becomes severe, discontinue Pinquin Ointment and consult your doctor. Excessive use of the medication may cause redness, peeling, or discomfort.

Q. Does Pinquin Ointment permanently lighten skin?

No, it does not lighten the skin permanently. If melasma occurs on discontinuing Pinquin Ointment, talk to your doctor regarding the maintenance treatment of melasma.

Q. What should I avoid when using Pinquin Ointment cream?

You should avoid exposure to sunlight, use sunscreen, and wear protective clothing after treatment with Pinquin Ointment cream. Even a small amount of sunlight can worsen melasma. Females should avoid the use of birth control methods that contain hormones such as oral birth control pills as these methods can worsen your melasma. Talk to your doctor about other birth control options. Be careful as hot and cold weather may irritate the skin treated with Pinquin Ointment.

Q. How should Pinquin Ointment be applied?

Pinquin Ointment should be applied once a day, before bedtime. The area to be treated should be thoroughly washed with water. Apply a thin layer of Pinquin Ointment to the affected skin areas. Include about half an inch of normal skin surrounding the affected area. Gently rub Pinquin Ointment evenly into your skin. Do not apply it near the corners of your mouth, nose, eyes, or open wounds.

Q. Can I apply moisturizer over Pinquin Ointment?

Pinquin Ointment is applied generally at bedtime. You may use moisturizers and cosmetics during the day when you are not using Pinquin Ointment.

Q. Is Pinquin Ointment bad for the skin?

Pinquin Ointment may cause blue-black darkening of the skin. If this occurs, you should immediately stop Pinquin Ointment and consult your doctor. In some cases, it may also cause mild to moderate irritation such as skin reddening, peeling, mild burning sensation, dryness, and itching at the site of application. But this is usually tolerable and may disappear with time.

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Country of Origin: India

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