Melquin-3 Topical Solution Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 7/14/2022
Melquin-3 Topical Solution Side Effects Center

What Is Melquin-3 Topical Solution?

Melquin-3 Topical Solution (hydroquinone) is a depigmenting agent used to lighten areas of darkened skin such as freckles, age spots, chloasma, and melasma caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, or injury to the skin. Melquin-3 Topical Solution decreases the formation of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment in skin that gives it a brown color. Melquin-3 Topical Solution is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Melquin-3 Topical Solution?

Common side effects of Melquin-3 Topical Solution include:

  • mild burning
  • stinging
  •  redness, and
  • dryness of treated skin.

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Melquin-3 Topical Solution

The recommended dose of Melquin-3 Topical Solution is to apply to affected areas and rub in well twice daily, in the morning and before bedtime, or as directed by a physician.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Melquin-3 Topical Solution?

It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Melquin-3. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Melquin-3 Topical Solution During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Melquin-3 should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Melquin-3 Topical Solution (hydroquinone) 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.


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Melquin-3 Topical Solution Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using hydroquinone topical and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe skin redness, burning, or stinging;
  • severe skin dryness, cracking, or bleeding;
  • blisters or oozing; or
  • blue or black discoloration of the skin (especially if you are Hispanic or African-American).

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or stinging of treated skin; or
  • mild itching, redness, or other irritation.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Melquin-3 Topical Solution (Hydroquinone 3% Topical Solution)


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No systemic adverse reactions have been reported. Occasional 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 Melquin-3 Topical Solution (Hydroquinone 3% Topical Solution)

© Melquin-3 Topical Solution Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Melquin-3 Topical Solution Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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