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    What is Ultraquin Hydroquinone?

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream is used for Lightens light brown color patches on skin, Age spots, Birth control pills, Risk of skin cancer, Skin trauma, Sunburn, Premature aging, Premature aging of the skin, Skin discolorations associated with pregnancy, Hormone replacement therapy during menopause and other conditions. Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream contains Homosalate, Hydroquinone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene and Oxybenzone as active ingredients.
    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream works by absorbing harmful UV radiations; absorbing the sun's ultraviolet radiation; neutralizing UV radiation dissipated by sunlight; diminishing the penetration of UV light through the epidermis; reducing the accumulation of skin pigment and hampers important processes within the cells;
    Sanofi Consumer Health Sanofi Sante Grand Public manufactures Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream.
    Detailed information related to Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream Uses

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2
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    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 2
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    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    • Absorbing harmful UV radiations.
    • Absorbing the sun's ultraviolet radiation.
    • Neutralizing UV radiation dissipated by sunlight.
    • Diminishing the penetration of UV light through the epidermis.
    • Reducing the accumulation of skin pigment and hampers important processes within the cells.
    References: 2, 3

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing
    • Breast feeding
    • Breastfeeding
    • Consult your doctor if allergic to the medicine
    • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you develop allergic skin reaction or notice blue-black darkening of skin
    • Immediately wash-off with water, if the cream gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your lips
    • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to hydroquinone
    • Perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction
    • Planning to have baby
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream may interact with the following drugs and products:
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    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream is a contraindication. In addition, Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Allergic reactions
    • Contact with eyes
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Irritated or injured skin
    • Peroxides
    • Phenol
    • Resorcinol
    • Salicylic acid
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Octinoxate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Homosalate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Octocrylene: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Oxybenzone: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Hydroquinone: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream safe while breastfeeding?
      • Octinoxate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Homosalate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Octocrylene: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Oxybenzone: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Hydroquinone: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream be used for lightens light brown color patches on skin and age spots?
      Yes, lightens light brown color patches on skin and age spots are among the most common reported uses for Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream. Please do not use Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream for lightens light brown color patches on skin and age spots without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream.
    • Should I consume Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream before food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 4, 5, 6, 7

    Overdosage of Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 8, 9, 10

    Storage of Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream.
    References: 11, 12, 13, 14

    Expired Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream

    • Taking a single dose of expired Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 15, 16

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Packages and Strengths

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream is available in the following packages and strengths
    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Packages: 15G
    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Strengths: With Sunscreens 4%

    Ultraquin Hydroquinone Cream - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies


    1. DailyMed LABEL: OCTINOXATE- octinoxate lotion - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. DailyMed LABEL: HYDROQUINONE 4%- hydroquinone cream - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. MeSH Record Name: Sunscreening Agents - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    5. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    7. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    8. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    14. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    15. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    16. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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