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EpiQuin Micro

Generic name of Hydroquinone Topical [HYE-droe-KWIN-one-TOP-ik-al];

Brand names include EpiQuin Micro, Kaxm, Keido Keptm Kutea… display all 13 brands
Drug class: topical depigmenting agents

What is EpiQuin Micro?

EpiQuin Micro (for the face) can be used to lighten the appearance of skin that has darkened areas, like age spots, freckles, melasma (sun injury), or chloasma (darkened skin due to hormone changes).EpiQuin Micro may also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of EpiQuin Micro

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,EpiQuin Micro may cause serious side effects. Stop taking EpiQuin Micro and contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Extreme irritation, skin redness, or stinging
  • Severe skin dryness, cracking, or bleeding;
  • Blisters or oozing
  • The discoloration can be black or blue on the skin (especially when you're hispanic or an african-american).

Common adverse consequences of EpiQuin Micro include:

  • Slight burning or stinging sensations on the treated skin
  • Moderate itching, itching, redness, or any other type of irritation.

This list does not constitute a comprehensive overview of all potential adverse reactions. Other effects may also be experienced. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on your prescription label and the package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Prior to using this drug

It is not recommended to make use of EpiQuin Micro if sensitive to hydroquinone or peroxide.Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if this medication is suitable for you if you have ever used:

  • Kidney disease or liver failure;
  • Asthma, sulfite allergy,
  • If you're taking an antibiotic medication,

Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.Don't give medication to anyone who is less than 12 years old without medical assistance.

How do I take EpiQuin Micro?

Follow exactly the instructions on the label or as recommended by your doctor.EpiQuin Micro is usually applied every morning and before bedtime. Follow the instructions of your physician for dosing extremely carefully.Do not consume by mouth. The use of topical medicines is solely on the skin.Before beginning treatment with EpiQuin Micro, try the "test dose" to see whether you are experiencing allergies to this medication. Apply a tiny amount of the drug to a small amount of healthy skin and examine the area for 24 hours. If there's no reaction other than minor redness, you can begin applying the full dosage of the medication.Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying this medication, except if you're using it to treat skin on your hands.

Apply this medication only to the areas of your skin that require lightening. Make sure not to apply any skin-related medication in these areas.Do not apply EpiQuin Micro on wounds that are open or on sunburned or windburned skin. chapped, dry, or inflamed skin.Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve after 2 months or if you notice your condition getting worse.Keep the container at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Make sure the container is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you can; however, do not take the missed dose if you think it is getting close to the time of the next dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose from EpiQuin Micro is not expected to pose a risk. Get medical attention immediately, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. If you have accidentally swallowed the drug,

Avoid this

Beware of getting EpiQuin Micro in your eyes.Do not apply this medication to your lips, in your mouth, or inside your nose. Hydroquinone could cause numbness or tingling in these regions.Avoid exposure to sunlight and tanning beds. EpiQuin Micro can make you sunburn more quickly. Protect yourself with protective clothes and apply sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) whenever you're outdoors. Certain hydroquinone products could contain sunscreen. Make sure to read the label on the medication or consult your doctor to confirm.EpiQuin Micro may make your skin more sensitive to extremes like the cold and wind. Make sure you protect your skin by wearing clothes and applying moisturizing lotion when required.

Utilizing EpiQuin Micro in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, or other peroxide products could cause skin stains. The staining is usually cleaned with water and soap.Beware of products for the skin that may cause irritation, like harsh shampoos, harsh soaps or skin cleansers, hair coloring, permanent chemicals, hair removers and waxes, or products for the skin made of alcohol, spices, lime, or astringents.

Interaction with other drug

The skin care treatment is unlikely to be affected by any other medications that you are taking. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Inform your health care providers about the medications you are taking, which include medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.