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TRI-LUMA Cream is a combination of fluocinolone acetonide (a corticosteroid), hydroquinone (a melanin synthesis inhibitor), and tretinoin (a retinoid) that is indicated for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe melasma of the face, in the presence of measures for sun avoidance, including the use of sunscreens.
Limitations Of Use
TRI-LUMA Cream is NOT indicated for the maintenance treatment of melasma. After achieving control with TRI-LUMA Cream, some patients may be managed with other treatments instead of triple therapy with TRI-LUMA Cream. Melasma usually recurs upon discontinuation of TRI-LUMA Cream.
The safety and efficacy of TRI-LUMA Cream in patients of Fitzpatrick Skin Types V and VI have not been studied. Excessive bleaching resulting in undesirable cosmetic effect in patients with darker skin cannot be excluded.
The safety and efficacy of TRI-LUMA Cream in the treatment of hyperpigmentation conditions other than melasma of the face have not been studied.
Because pregnant and lactating women were excluded from, and women of childbearing potential had to use birth control measures in the clinical trials, the safety and efficacy of TRI-LUMA Cream in pregnant women and nursing mothers have not been established [see Use in Specific Populations].
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a thin film of TRI-LUMA Cream to the effected area once daily, at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
Gently wash the face and neck with a mild cleanser. Rinse and pat the skin dry. Apply TRI-LUMA Cream to the hyperpigmented areas of melasma including about ½ inch of normal appearing skin surrounding each lesion. Rub lightly and uniformly into the skin.
Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved.
During the day, use a sunscreen of SPF 30, and wear protective clothing. Avoid sunlight exposure. Patients may use moisturizers and/or cosmetics during the day. TRI-LUMA Cream is for topical use only. It is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Each gram of TRI-LUMA Cream contains 0.1 mg of fluocinolone acetonide, 40 mg of hydroquinone, and 0.5 mg of tretinoin in a light yellow, hydrophilic cream base.
Storage And Handling
TRI-LUMA Cream is light yellow in color, and supplied in 30 g aluminum tubes, NDC 0299-5950-30.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a refrigerator, 2°-8° C (36°-46° F). Protect from freezing.
Marketed by: Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Fort Worth, TX 76177 USA. Manufactured by: Hill Dermaceuticals, Inc. Sanford, FL 32773 USA. Manufactured by: G Production Inc. Baie d'Urfé, QC, H9X 3S4 Canada. Made in Canada. Revised: March 2014
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/11/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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