Eldoquin Forte

Generic Name: Hydroquinone

  • What is Eldoquin Forte?

    Eldoquin Forte is a topical cream (applied directly on the skin) that is used for the gradual bleaching of darkened skin conditions, including chloasma, melasma, freckles, age spots, or other unwanted areas of skin darkening.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Eldoquin Forte?

    Eldoquin Forte is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes.

    Eldoquin Forte should not be used for the prevention of sunburn.

    Do not expose your treated skin area(s) to the sun. If you cannot avoid this, use sunscreen or wear protective clothing over treated area(s) while you are using Eldoquin Forte.

    Eldoquin Forte contains sodium bisulfate, a sulfite that can cause an allergic reaction that may result in death if not immediately treated. Also, Eldoquin Forte can cause allergic skin reactions. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if you develop trouble breathing, itchiness, or excessive skin inflammation.

  • Who should not take Eldoquin Forte?

    Do not use Eldoquin Forte if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Eldoquin Forte?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Eldoquin Forte. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: Apply to the affected area(s) twice a day or as prescribed by your doctor.

  • How should I take Eldoquin Forte?

    Apply Eldoquin Forte exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Apply Eldoquin Forte to the affected area(s) on your skin and rub in well. Use a sunscreen during the day.

    Use Eldoquin Forte on relatively small areas of your body at one time since this can cause skin reddening or a mild burning sensation.

  • What should I avoid while taking Eldoquin Forte?

    Do not use Eldoquin Forte in your eyes.

    Do not excessively expose your skin to the sun.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Eldoquin Forte?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Eldoquin Forte at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Eldoquin Forte?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic skin reactions, skin inflammation

  • Can I receive Eldoquin Forte if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Eldoquin Forte during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Eldoquin Forte?

    If you miss a dose of Eldoquin Forte, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Eldoquin Forte?

    Store at room temperature.