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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

Improvement in the color of the treated age spots occurs gradually. It may take up to six months of treatment before the full effects of this medicine are seen. After stopping treatment, the age spots may darken again over time.

Excessive or prolonged application of this medicine may cause the treated age spots or surrounding skin to become temporarily lighter than your normal skin. Discontinue application of this medicine to any such affected areas.

Do not use this medicine around your eyes, lips, creases of the nose or any other sensitive areas of skin. If it gets in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water and contact your doctor or health care professional.

If sensitivity or increased irritation occurs or the age spots become darker with treatment, stop using this medicine and contact your doctor of health care professional.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Ask your doctor or health care professional for effective birth control measures if you are a female and able to have children.

Do not use the following products on the same areas that you are treating with this medicine, unless directed by your doctor or health care professional: other topical agents with a strong skin drying effect such as products with a high alcohol content, astringents, spices, the peel of lime or other citrus, medicated soaps or shampoos, permanent wave solutions, electrolysis, hair removers or waxes, or any other preparations or processes that might dry or irritate your skin. Ask your doctor or health care professional before using these products.

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