Benoquin Cream (Generic)
What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.
Generic Benoquin Cream (Monobenzone) is used to permanently lighten skin in people with Vitiligo. Unlike any other skin lightening cream, Generic Benoquin Cream treats Vitiligo and improves your skin color permanently and quickly! Order it here for a fraction of the regular price!
Generic Benoquin Cream is also marketed as monobenzone topical.
*Benoquin Cream® is manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.
Benoquin Cream 20g Tube (Generic)
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Generic Benoquin Cream works by increasing elimination of melanin (pigment molecules) from skin cells. Depigmenting darker skin around the areas of vitiligo helps even out coloring and appearance of the skin.
How to take
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Generic Benoquin Cream is usually applied 2 or 3 times per day. Apply in a thin layer to the pigmented skin areas and rub in gently.
Exposing the treated areas to sunlight should be avoided since ultraviolet radiant tends to neutralize the depigmentation action of the drug.
After the desired depigmentation is obtained, apply the cream only as necessary to maintain the results, treatment may be as infrequent as two applications per week.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Generic Benoquin Cream and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe skin irritation;
- intense itching;
- severe burning; or
- redness or swelling of treated skin.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dryness or flaking of treated skin; or
- mild skin irritation.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to monobenzone. Do not use monobenzone on any areas that are not affected by vitiligo. Monobenzone is not to be used as a cosmetic bleaching agent.
To make sure you can safely use monobenzone, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether monobenzone will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether monobenzone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Generic Benoquin Cream can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Generic Benoquin Cream. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Keep medication in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.