Alera

Name: Alera

What should I avoid while using Alera (hydroquinone topical)?

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Hydroquinone topical can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Some hydroquinone products may contain sunscreen. Check the medicine label or ask your doctor to be sure.

Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes.

Hydroquinone topical may make your skin more sensitive to weather extremes such as cold and wind. Protect your skin with clothing and use a moisturizing lotion as needed.

Using hydroquinone topical together with benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, or other peroxide products may stain your skin. This staining can usually be removed with soap and water.

Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.

What other drugs will affect Alera (hydroquinone topical)?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied hydroquinone. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

For the Consumer

Applies to hydroquinone topical: topical combination cream, topical cream gel emulsion or solution

Side effects include:

Mild skin irritation and sensitization (e.g., burning, erythema, stinging).

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatological Disorders

Chloasma, Melasma, Freckles, Senile lentigines, Areas of melanin hyperpigmentation:
Apply to affected area twice daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatological Disorders

Chloasma, Melasma, Freckles, Senile lentigines, Areas of melanin hyperpigmentation:
>=13 years: Apply to affected area twice daily.

Dialysis

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