Viquin Forte

Generic Name:Hydroquinone topical

Viquin Forte is a prescribed medication which decreases the formation of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment in skin that gives it a brown color. It has the active ingredient of Hydroquinone topical is used to lighten areas of darkened skin such as freckles, age spots, chloasma, and melasma. Viquin Forte is used to lighten the dark patches of skin also called hyperpigmentation, melasma, "liver spots," "age spots," freckles) caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, or injury to the skin. This product also contains sunscreens to help prevent spots from returning due to sunlight or ultraviolet light exposure. This medicine works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration.

How to Use

  • Before using, apply a small amount of this medicine to an area of unbroken skin, and check the area within 24 hours for any serious side effects. If the test area is itching, red, puffy, or blistering, do not use this product and contact your doctor. If there is just mild redness, then treatment with this product may begin.
  • Apply this medication to the affected areas of skin, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. This medication is for use on the skin only. If it is used incorrectly, unwanted skin lightening may occur. Avoid getting this product in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you do get this medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water.
  • This medication may make the treated areas of skin more sensitive to the sun. Use it at the same times each day.

Cautions before Usage

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps, and wear protective clothing on the treated areas of skin when outdoors. This product contains a sunscreen, but it should not be used as a sunscreen for other skin that is not being treated for discoloration. Instead, apply a separate sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater to your normal skin.
  • People with a medical history of several skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis are restricted from using this medicine.
  • People who are suffering from asthma cannot take this medicine.
  • Those patients who have a problem of kidney ailments should not use this medicine.
  • Patients who are suffering from liver diseases should not use this medication.

Viquin Forte Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Viquin Forte are as follows:

  • Mild burning, stinging, redness, and dryness
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble in breathing

Interactions and Overdose Symptoms

Viquin Forte may interact with some medicine, thus you should talk to your healthcare provider about all the prescription and non-prescription drugs, all dietary supplements and herbal preparations to avoid adverse reactions. But skin products that can cause irritation are harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.

This medicine has not been reported causing any life threatening effects but this medicine could be dangerous if it is swallowed and this situation should be taken under medical supervision.


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