Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone)
What is Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) used for?
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) is a topical medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from vitiligo. It operates by lightening the areas of skin the cream is applied to in order to even out its color. Note that this medication is only meant for vitiligo and should not be used to treat freckles, blemishes, cosmetic whitening, or jaundice.
How should I use Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone)?
Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) should be used strictly according to the instructions provided by your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered to the area surrounding the discolored patches two to three times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on the severity of your condition. Rinse the skin before use to remove loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess cream to evaporate. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this can cause serious health problems.
What are the side effects of Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone)?
The use of Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Severe side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe itchiness, burning sensations, intense swelling, or redness. Contact your physician about any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not apply Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also important to inform your physician if you have widespread psoriasis or other chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.