Valeant Pharmaceuticals International | Benoquin (Medication)
Benoquin/monobenzone cream is recommended to be mixed with either olive or almond oil in order to obtain depigmentation in vitiligo patients. The cream should be applied twice a day and the patient should wait for the results to appear gradually, closely observing the area where Monobenzone Benoquin cream was applied.
It is common knowledge that Monobenzone cream can only be applied on the skin, following precisely the recommendations of an experienced physician. Complete results are obtained in a couple of months; after that period, the patient is instructed to continually apply Benoquin in order to maintain the desired skin tone….
Benoquin: Side Effects
Benoquin may have both serious and less serious side effects. Serious side effects may include s ymptoms of allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat. All these allergic symptoms call for emergency medical help. You should stop using Monobenzone and call your doctor immediately if you experience terrible skin irritation, swelling, burning, or itchiness.
Less serious side effects may be mild swelling of the treated skin, mild skin irritation, or mild skin redness or itching….
Before using monobenzone, tell your healthcare provider if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of other skin conditions.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice.