Benoquin Cream Monobenzone is a popular treatment which is recommended by most doctors for treating vitiligo. This cream helps maintain the colour of the skin in the patients who are suffering from the problems relating to depigmentation of the skin.
Vitiligo is a condition that causes the loss of skin colour. It is better to be treated at the early stages because it spreads all over the body with time. The patches appear more around neck, lips, nose, arms, hand and legs.
The main ingredient of this cream is monobenzone, thus it is named as monobenzone cream. It is a skin lightening cream which controls the melanin content in the skin. It is specially designed to treat vitiligo.
How to Use Benoquin Cream?
- Apply a thin layer of this cream on the normal coloured skin for 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
- Apply sunscreen, not less than SPF15 or protective clothing when stepping out in the sun.
- It may take up to 4 months to get the desired results. Once the desired skin colour is achieved, this cream is generally used to maintain the skin colour. Use only twice a week.
If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it almost time for the next one, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosage.
- Tell your doctor if you have any allergy to the ingredients of this cream. Let your pharmacist or doctor know about your past medical history especially of other skin conditions
- Discuss the risks and benefits of using this cream in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Don’t start, stop or change your dosage without consulting your doctor.
- This cream may be harmful if swallowed. If anything does happen, seek medical help immediately.
- Avoid getting benoquin cream into your eyes, mouth, or nose.
- After using this cream, the skin will be permanently affected and sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, sunlamps or tanning booths.
- Do not use this cream for hyperpigmentation.
Side Effects of Benoquin Cream
You may experience some major or minor side effects of using this cream. Some may include mild burning, skin irritation, redness, cracking or peeling of treated skin.
A very serious allergic reaction to this cream is very rare. However, if any of these conditions get worse, immediately stop using this cream and consult your doctor.