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Generic: mequinol-tretinoin topical
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It is used on the skin to treat brown 'age' or 'liver' spots

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What is this medicine?

MEQUINOL;TRETINOIN (MEC kwin all; TRET i noe in) is a combination of an agent used to lighten the skin and a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. It is used on the skin to treat brown 'age' or 'liver' spots. This medicine should only be used under supervision of your doctor or a health care provider as part of a sun avoidance program.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • eczema
  • sunburn
  • vitiligo or family member with vitiligo (a skin condition consisting of white patches on various parts of the body)
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mequinol, tretinoin, vitamin A, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash and dry the skin well before applying.Using the applicator provided with the medicine, apply just enough medicine to cover the affected area. Avoid contact with the surrounding, normally colored skin. You should not shower or bathe the treatment areas for at least six hours after application. Wait 30 minutes after applying this medicine before using cosmetics on the treated area. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, skip that dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • aminolevulinic acid
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • certain antibiotics
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • porfimer
  • thiazide diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide

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