Hydroquinone Pharmacology


About Hydroquinone
Benzenediol derivative, Depigmenting Agent.
Mechanism of Action of Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone decreases the formation of melanin in the skin. It inhibits tyrosinase and other melanin forming enzymes and thus decreases the formation and increases the degradation of melanosomes.
Pharmacokinets of Hydroquinone
Absorption: Administered topically.
Onset of Action for Hydroquinone
Duration of Action for Hydroquinone
Half Life of Hydroquinone
Side Effects of Hydroquinone
1. Skin irritation
2. Allergic reactions
3. Rashes
4. Burning
5. Stinging
6. Itching
7. Redness
8. Irritation
Contra-indications of Hydroquinone
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
Special Precautions while taking Hydroquinone
1. Discontinue the drug if skin irritation occurs
2. Care should be taken to avoid it`s entry to eyes, nose, lips or mouth
3. Avoid exposure to sunlight
4. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun
5. Do not use hydroquinone topical on burned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin, or on an open wound. It could make these conditions worse
6. Hepatic impairment
7. Renal impairment
8. Along with other topical medication on the same area

Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Hydroquinone
1. Melasma
2. Freckles
3. Hyperpigmention
4. Lentigo
Interactions for Hydroquinone
Typical Dosage for Hydroquinone
2 to 6% cream or lotion for months as required. Apply evenly on the affected areas two times daily; in the morning and evening. Massage the cream on the skin.
Schedule of Hydroquinone
Storage Requirements for Hydroquinone
Store at room temperature at a range of 15 to 30 degree C. Protect from moisture and heat. Do not freeze and keep out of reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Hydroquinone
Use the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Hydroquinone
Rinse with water and Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

Home Delivery for Hydroquinone in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including hydroquinone.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for hydroquinone and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for hydroquinone may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take hydroquinone only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for hydroquinone before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for hydroquinone with the pharmacy.

Hydroquinone is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for hydroquinone might be better known than hydroquinone itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have hydroquinone in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for hydroquinone.