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Hydro-Q

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/18/2020
Hydro-Q Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Hydro-Q?

Hydro-Q (hydroquinone gel) is a depigmenting agent indicated for the gradual bleaching of hyperpigmented skin conditions such as chlosma, melasma, freckles, senile lentigines and areas of melanin hyperpigmentation.

What Are Side Effects of Hydro-Q?

Side effects of Hydro-Q include:

Dosage for Hydro-Q

A dose of Hydro-Q is applied to the affected areas twice daily, morning and before bedtime or as directed by a physician.

Hydro-Q In Children

Safety and effectiveness of Hydro-Q in pediatric patients below the age of 12 years have not been established.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Hydro-Q?

Hydro-Q may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Hydro-Q During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Hydro-Q; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Hydro-Q passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Hydro-Q (hydroquinone gel) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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SIDE EFFECTS

No systemic reactions have been reported. Occasional cutaneous hypersensitivity (localized contact dermatitis) may occur, in which case the medication should be discontinued and the physician notified immediately

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Hydro-Q (Hydroquinone Gel )

QUESTION

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© Hydro-Q Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Hydro-Q Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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