Solaquin Forte

Generic Name: Hydroquinone

  • What is Solaquin Forte?

    Solaquin Forte is a topical medicine (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. It is available in both a cream and gel.

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

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

    Solaquin Forte contains sunscreen agents that can provide the necessary sun protection during therapy, but it 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, wear protective clothing over treated area(s) while you are using Solaquin Forte.

    Solaquin Forte contains sodium bisulfate, a sulfite that can cause an allergic reaction that may result in death if not immediately treated. Also, Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte?

    Do not use Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte?

    Apply Solaquin Forte exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Apply Solaquin Forte to the affected area(s) on your skin and rub in well.

    Use Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte?

    Do not use Solaquin Forte in your eyes.

    Do not excessively expose your skin to the sun.

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with Solaquin 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 Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte?

    If you miss a dose of Solaquin 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 Solaquin Forte?

    Store at room temperature.