Alphaquin-hp

(hydroquinone)

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Lightens areas of darkened skin.

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Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone) can help lighten your dark spots, but for some people it may not work that well.

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Quick facts about alphaquin-hp
  • Drug class: dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (hydroquinone)

Upsides

  • Is available over-the-counter.
  • Is well tolerated.
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Downsides

  • The results are not permanent. Dark spots can come back once you stop using Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone).
  • Long term use may sometimes, but rarely, cause blue-black patches on your skin.These patches can be permanent and may not go away even if you stop using Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone).
  • Can cause brown discoloration of the nails.
  • Long-term use can cause your skin to prematurely age or raise your risk of skin cancer.
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How it works

Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone) reduces excess melanin, the substance in your body responsible for darkening the skin.

Quick facts about alphaquin-hp
  • Drug class: dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (hydroquinone)

Dosage forms

  • Cream
  • Solution
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What to expect when you take Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone) for Hyperpigmentation

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  • Possible side effects
  • Burning sensation
  • Redness
  • Allergic skin reaction
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Risks and Warnings for Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone)

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  • Alphaquin-hp (hydroquinone) can cause skin irritation. Before using, you can test a small amount of product on an area of the skin near the affected area. Do this for a few days. If you notice itching or other bothersome irritations, stop use and speak to your doctor.