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Overview

Hiquin Cream is used for Lightens light brown color patches on skin, Skin trauma, Skin discolorations associated with pregnancy, Age spots, Hormone replacement therapy during menopause, Birth control pills and other conditions. Hiquin Cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hiquin Cream contains Hydroquinone as an active ingredient.
Hiquin Cream works by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment and hampers important processes within the cells.
Detailed information related to Hiquin Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Uses

Hiquin Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
Learn more: Uses

Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Hiquin Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Skin reaction
  • Itchy
  • Inflamed skin
  • Mild to moderate irritation
  • Sore
  • Allergic reaction
  • Hiquin Cream may also cause side-effects not listed here.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
Learn more: Side-effects

Precautions

Before using Hiquin Cream, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you develop allergic skin reaction or notice blue-black darkening of skin
  • Immediately wash-off with water, if the cream gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your lips
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to hydroquinone
  • Perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction
  • Use hydroquinone products carefully
  • Use of sunscreen is a must while using hydroquinone
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Hiquin Cream. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Hiquin Cream. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Interactions with Hiquin Cream

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

When not to use Hiquin Cream

Hypersensitivity to Hiquin Cream is a contraindication. In addition, Hiquin Cream should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Learn more: Contraindications

Composition and Active Ingredients

Hiquin Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Packages and Strengths

Hiquin Cream is available in the following packages and strengths
Hiquin Cream - Packages: 30g Collapsible Tube
Hiquin Cream - Strengths: 2%, 4%

Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Hiquin Cream safe to use when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Hiquin Cream safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Hiquin Cream be used for lightens light brown color patches on skin and skin trauma?
    Yes, lightens light brown color patches on skin and skin trauma are among the most common reported uses for Hiquin Cream. Please do not use Hiquin Cream for lightens light brown color patches on skin and skin trauma without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Hiquin Cream.
  • How long do I need to use Hiquin Cream before I see improvement of my conditions?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported > 3 months and 2 weeks as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Hiquin Cream. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Hiquin Cream.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Hiquin Cream?
    TabletWise.com website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Hiquin Cream. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Hiquin Cream. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Hiquin Cream.
  • Should I use Hiquin Cream empty stomach, before food or after food?
    TabletWise.com website users have most commonly reported using Hiquin Cream anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should use this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Hiquin Cream.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using this product?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Hiquin Cream medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Hiquin Cream. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can i stop using this product immediately or do I have to slowly ween off the use?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Hiquin Cream

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Hiquin Cream

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Hiquin Cream, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Hiquin Cream

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Hiquin Cream.

Expired Hiquin Cream

  • Taking a single dose of expired Hiquin Cream is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 7/21/2018.
This page provides information for Hiquin Cream in English.
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