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You can get a Hydroquinone prescription refill online to treat hyperpigmentation of skin like Melasma.

Getting a Hydroquinone prescription from us is straightforward and effortless; you can connect with a qualified doctor anytime through “Your Doctors Online” to discuss your presenting symptoms. However, a Hydroquinone prescription refill will only be provided after consultation with our qualified doctor and if the treatment is entirely safe for your unique needs.

What is Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone (Hyderquin) is a dermatological skin-lightening agent used to treat dark spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, melasma, freckles, and acne scars. This is not an OTC medication and can only be prescribed by the healthcare provider if it suits you. It comes in dosage forms: creams, lotions, and gels.

Uses of Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent prescribed for the darkening of skin. It can be used topically (on skin) in different areas where it is required. Healthcare providers prescribe it to people whose melanin production is comparatively higher in specific dark areas than others.

How it works?

Hydroquinone stops the melanin (pigment) production under the skin by getting absorbed where applied. Hydroquinone works by inhibiting an enzyme, tyrosinase, involved in melanin production after absorption, it slows down and stops melanin production, leading to lighter tones in the area.

What are the different dosage forms and strengths of Hydroquinone?

It comes in Cream, lotions, or gels from 2%,4%, and 8% preparations. It should only be applied as prescribed for maximum effectiveness.

How to take it?

It should only be applied to that specific area for the time period until it is prescribed. The usual dosage regimen followed and recommended is 2% hydroquinone applied topically for the maximum of 6 months.

Side effects of Hydroquinone

Common side effects of hydroquinone may include: 

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Stinging sensation

Serious side effects such as: 

  • Severe skin irritation
  • Blistering
  • Paradoxical skin darkening

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  • Hydroquinone 4% cream/lotion,gels
  • Apply 2 times daily for the best results for 8 weeks


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Precautions and contraindications

  • Share your medication history with your healthcare provider to avoid any allergic or hypersensitive reaction to this medication previously. 
  • This medication should not be used when trying to conceive or being pregnant, as it might have some fetal effects. 
  • It’s still unknown about this medication being transferred to breast milk.
  • This medication should be paired with Sunscreen to stop or reverse the hydroquinone effectiveness.

FAQs about Hydroquinone prescription refill

Do you need a prescription for Hydroquinone?

Yes, Hydroquinone in any dosage form including creams, gels or lotions needs a prescription to be dispensed.You can get the consultation and prescription of Hydroquinone from our doctors online as FDA no longer approved its over-the-counter dispensing for its observed side effects ranging from Ochronosis ( darkening of skin) to Depigmentation of the skin.

What happens when you stop using Hydroquinone cream?

There is no such withdrawal effect of hydroquinone, although the hyperpigmentation for which you were using medication can come back or it might become a bit darker with temporary redness if exposed to sunlight. It’s important to discuss it with your healthcare provider if you are willing to start or stop using hydroquinone.

How to Use Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone is applied topically to the skin. Follow your healthcare provider’s or product label instructions carefully. Do a spot test: Pat dry skin, apply a small amount and gently massage the product into the affected area until fully absorbed.

Who cannot use Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone could aggravate such conditions if you already have dry or sensitive skin. It should be avoided in pregnant women and children Below 12 years. As your skin gets used to the substance, this typically stops. Normal or oily skin individuals are less likely to suffer these adverse effects.

What is Hydroquinone 4% cream used for?

Skin disorders like hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, dark patches brought on by exposure to the sun, hormonal fluctuations, or skin injuries are frequently treated with hydroquinone 4% cream. It prevents the skin’s melanin from being produced, reducing dark spots and evening skin tone.

How Long Does it Take For Hydroquinone to Work?

Patients taking hydroquinone shouldn’t anticipate immediate, dramatic outcomes. Before dark spots diminish, it can take 4-6 weeks of regular (or even twice daily) Hydroquinone use. The best improvements should start to show after 8 to 12 weeks, and the general skin tone will balance out.

Can I ask my dermatologist for Hydroquinone?

Yes, You definitely can, If you want a cure for any hyperpigmented area or dark spots . A dermatologist will examine the area and will give the proper prescription along with mentioning the correct dosage,frequency and dosage form.

Why is my skin darker after using Hydroquinone?

This condition is called “Ochronosis” defined as the darkening of the skin after the prolonged or more frequent usage of Hydroquinone.

How many times a day can I apply Hydroquinone?

It’s mostly prescribed to apply 2 times in a single day. It’s good to follow the prescribed amount till recommended time to have maximum results without any side effects.

How much Hydroquinone can I take?

The maximum dose for Hydroquinone is 8% topical cream or lotion 2 times a day. Take the fact into consideration that only take the prescribed preparation of hydroquinone for the recommended period as it can possess serious side effects if taken without prescription.

Is Hydroquinone an FDA-approved drug?

Yes, this medication is an FDA-approved drug only to be given under prescription because of its severe side effects if taken without consultation.

Which medication should be avoided with Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone should be avoided with peroxide products such as benzoyl or hydrogen peroxide. Other than this, there are no severe drug interactions of this drug with other drugs. 

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