What is Eukroma (Hydroquinone) used for?
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) works by reducing the formation of a pigment in the skin known as melanin, which gives the skin a brown color. This cream is prescribed as a treatment to lighten certain dark patches on the skin, such as freckles, age spots, chloasma, melasma and hyperpigmentation. These symptoms are sometimes caused by birth control pills, injury, certain medication or other causes.
How should I use Eukroma (Hydroquinone)?
Eukroma (Hydroquinone) comes in the form of a cream, which should be applied to the affected area of the skin as directed by your physician. You may be told to apply it to the skin twice per day. You should avoid getting this product in the eyes. Patients should note that this medication can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, it is important to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, and to cover the treated area of skin when outside. If you don't notice an improvement in your condition after 2 months, you should consult your physician.
What are the side effects of Eukroma (Hydroquinone)?
Some side effects which may be noticed by patients using Eukroma (Hydroquinone) include:
If any of these side effects worsen, or if you notice any other more serious side effects, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Eukroma (Hydroquinone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.