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Remergent HQ

Generic Name: Hydroquinone topical [HYE-droe-KWIN-one-TOP-ik-al].
The Brand Names: EpiQuin Micro, Kaxm, Keido, Kexm, Kutea, etc. Display the 13 brands.
Drug Class: Topical depigmenting agents.

What is Remergent HQ?

RemergentHQ (for the face) can be utilized to lighten areas that have darkened skin, like age spots, freckles, melasma (sun damage), or chloasma (darkened skin due to hormone changes). Remergent can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Remergent HQ

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Remergent HQ could cause severe adverse effects. Stop taking Remergent HQ immediately and contact your physician immediately. If you experience:

  • Extreme burns, redness on the skin, or stinging.
  • Severe skin dryness, cracking, or bleeding.
  • Blisters or oozing.
  • The discoloration can be black or blue on the skin (especially if you're Hispanic or African American).

Common adverse effects of Remergent HD could include:

  • Minor stinging or burning of the treated skin.
  • Moderate itching, mild redness, or any other irritant.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your doctor for medical advice on any side effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your allergies, medical conditions, and all medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Remergent HQ if you are 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 are taking antibiotic medication.

Consult a physician before using this medication if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Don't give the medication to anyone younger than 12 years old without medical assistance.

How to take Remergent HQ?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Remergent HQ is typically applied in the morning and again at bedtime. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage extremely carefully. Do not chew it. The topical medication is intended for use only on the skin.

Before beginning to use Remergent HQ, you should take the "test dose" to see whether you experience allergies to this medication. Apply a small amount of the drug to a small amount of healthy skin, and then check the area after 24 hours. If there isn't any reaction other than minor redness, you can begin with the entire amount of the drug. Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying the medicine, except if you're applying it to treat the skin on your hands. Apply this medication only to the affected skin areas that require lightening. Make sure not to apply any medication to the skin in these areas. Avoid using Remergent on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, chapped, dry, or irritated skin. Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve after 2 months or if you notice your condition getting worse. Storage at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Make sure the container is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the medicine as fast as you are able, but do not take the missed dose if you think it is close to time for the next dose. Don't apply two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose of Remergent HD isn't expected to be dangerous. Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone accidentally ingested the medicine.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting Remergent Eyes from Remergent HQ. Be careful not to get this medication on your lips, in your mouth, or inside your nose. Hydroquinone can cause numbness in these regions. Avoid sun exposure as well as tanning beds. RemergentHQ can cause skin to burn more quickly. Protect yourself with protective clothes and apply sunblock (SPF 30 or more) whenever you're outdoors. Certain hydroquinone products could contain sunscreen. Make sure to read the label on the medication or consult your doctor for confirmation. Remergent HQ could make your skin more susceptible to extreme weather conditions like the cold and winds. Make sure you protect your skin by wearing clothing and applying moisturizing lotion when required.

Utilizing Remergent HQ together with benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and other products containing peroxide can cause skin stains. The stain is usually cleaned with water and soap. Beware of products for the skin that may cause irritation, for example, harsh shampoos, soaps, skin cleanser, hair coloring, permanent chemical hair removers, waxes, or products for the skin that contain alcohol, spices, lime, or astringents.

Interaction with other drugs

The skin care treatment is unlikely to be affected by any other medications you take. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about all medications you take, including those that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.