NUQUIN HP 4% CREAM, NUQUIN HP 4% GEL, MELQUIN HP 4% CREAM and MELQUIN-3 TOPICAL SOLUTION should be applied to affected areas and rubbed in well twice daily, in the morning and before bedtime, or as directed by a physician. MELPAQUE HP 4% CREAM should be applied to affected areas twice daily, in the morning and before bedtime, or as directed by a physician. Do not rub MELPAQUE HP 4% CREAM in. During the day, an effective broad spectrum sunscreen should be used with MELQUIN HP 4% CREAM and MELQUIN-3 TOPICAL SOLUTION (hydroquinone 3% topical solution) . Unnecessary solar exposure should be avoided. There is no recommended dosage for children under 12 years of age except under the advice and supervision of a physician. Keep container tightly closed. NOTE: Slight darkening of NUQUIN HP 4% CREAM, NUQUIN HP 4% GEL, MELPAQUE HP 4% CREAM, MELQUIN HP 4% CREAM and MELQUIN-3 TOPICAL SOLUTION (hydroquinone 3% topical solution) is normal and does not affect potency of the product.
The most common side effect of topical corticosteroid use is skin atrophy. All topical steroids can induce atrophy, but higher potency steroids, occlusion, thinner skin, and older patient age increase the risk. The face, the backs of the hands, and intertriginous areas are particularly susceptible. Resolution often occurs after discontinuing use of these agents, but it may take months. Concurrent use of topical tretinoin (Retin-A) % may reduce the incidence of atrophy from chronic steroid applications. 30 Other side effects from topical steroids include permanent dermal atrophy, telangiectasia, and striae.
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