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    Hydroquinone + Mometasone + Tretinoin

    Information about Hydroquinone + Mometasone + Tretinoin

    Hydroquinone + mometasone + tretinoin uses

    Hydroquinone+Mometasone+Tretinoin is used in the treatment of melasma.

    How hydroquinone + mometasone + tretinoin works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Hydroquinone, Mometasone and Tretinoin, which treats melasma (dark spots on skin). Hydroquinone is a skin lightening medicine. It reduces the amount of a skin pigment (melanin) that causes darkening of skin. This effect is reversible. Mometasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin to renew itself more quickly.

    Common side effects of hydroquinone + mometasone + tretinoin

    Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    08 Jan 2019 | 11:49 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Hydroquinone + Mometasone + Tretinoin

    • Hydroquinone + Mometasone + Tretinoin is used for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate melasma.
    • It helps reduce scars, marks, blemishes, and dark circles under the eyes.
    • It should always be used along with sun-avoidance measures, like using sunscreens and wearing protective clothing.
    • Apply and massage gently till the cream is fully absorbed, once daily at night.
    • Initial improvement may be seen in just 2 weeks, full results generally appear after 2-3 months of regular use.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Hydroquinone + Mometasone + Tretinoin

    Hydroquinone + Mometasone + Tretinoin

    Q. How to use Hydroquinone+Mometasone+Tretinoin?

    Follow the directions given by the doctor. Apply the medicine thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Hydroquinone+Mometasone+Tretinoin is usually applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of skin.

    Q. Will Hydroquinone+Mometasone+Tretinoin be more effective if taken more than prescribed?

    No, Hydroquinone+Mometasone+Tretinoin will not be more effective if overused. Overusing the medicine can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Hydroquinone+Mometasone+Tretinoin?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)