What is Eukroma (Hydroquinone) used for?
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) is a topical medication used to lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of freckles, chloasma, age spots, or acne scars. It operates by reducing the pigmentation at the area of application to lighten the skin. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Eukroma (Hydroquinone)?
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions as misuse or over-use can severely damage your skin and health. The normal dosage is one or two daily applications to the affected area, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine rinse and dry the area to remove dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered to allow any excess medicine to evaporate. After the first application you are recommended to wait twenty four hours before using the medicine again to see if any allergic reactions occur. Wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas of skin not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Eukroma (Hydroquinone)?
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the cream and contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe pain or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, severe rashes, swelling, or shortness of breath. These conditions may require reduced frequency of application or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) should not be administered to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if you are pregnant, allergic to hydroquinolone, or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Consult your doctor before beginning use to make sure you do not have any other health problems that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly use Eukroma (Hydroquinone) 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.
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) 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.