mequinol-tretinoin topical (generic name)

It is used on the skin to treat brown 'age' or 'liver' spots
(MEC kwin all; TRET i noe in)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • crusting or swelling of the treated areas
  • excessive or persistent burning, stinging or itching of the treated areas
  • lightening of the skin surrounding the treated areas (halo hypopigmentation)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry skin
  • increased sensitivity to the sun
  • lightening of the treated areas
  • mild itching or stinging of the treated areas
  • red, inflamed, and irritated skin, the skin may peel after a few days

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. The bottle should be protected from light by storing in the carton after opening. This medicine is flammable. Avoid exposure to heat, fire, flame, and smoking. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: July 06, 2009
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