Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone)
What is Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) used for?
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) is a topical medication prescribed to treat vitiligo. It operates by reducing pigmentation of the skin where it is applied to create a more even skin tone around lighter patches on the skin. It should be noted that this treatment is only meant for vitiligo and should never be used to reduce the appearance of sun spots, freckles, moles, jaundice, or melanomas. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone)?
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. A small amount of cream is normally applied two to three times each day. Your directions will be based on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area of skin being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream to the skin, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medicine to evaporate. Always use gloves when using the medicine to prevent the cream from affecting the pigmentation of your hands. Always wash your hands using soap and water after each administration to prevent the cream from contacting any mucous membranes or other areas of skin not being treated. Consult your doctor regarding any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone)?
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur such as severe burning sensations, intense irritation, or severe swelling or redness of the skin. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication is only meant to treat vitiligo and should not be used for cosmetic purposes. Consult your doctor before using the cream to make sure you do not have any chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.