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What is this medicine?

MEQUINOL;TRETINOIN (MEC kwin all; TRET i noe in) is a combination of an agent used to lighten the skin and a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. It is used on the skin to treat brown 'age' or 'liver' spots. This medicine should only be used under supervision of your doctor or a health care provider as part of a sun avoidance program.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How To Use

Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Using more medicine or using it more often will not improve your condition, and may cause unwanted effects.

Using the applicator tip, apply the medicine only to the spots identified by your doctor. Be careful not to get any medicine on the skin surrounding these spots, on your lips, or in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

You may notice stinging, burning, or irritation of your skin after applying the medicine. This should go away.

Apply the medicine once in the morning and once in the evening, at least 8 hours apart, or as instructed by your doctor.

Wait 30 minutes before applying makeup to any treated area. Do not shower or bathe any treated areas for at least 6 hours after using the medicine.

This medicine works gradually, and may take a few months to improve your condition. If you stop using this medicine, your spots may become darker again over time.

Mequinol and tretinoin topical (applied to the skin) is used to treat age spots, liver spots, and sun spots, also called solar lentigines (len-TYE-ge-neez).

Mequinol and tretinoin topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Mequinol Tretinoin Topical Side Effects

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.

Mequinol and tretinoin can cause some stinging, burning, warmth, tingling, itching, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, or other skin irritation. Stop using the medication and call your doctor if any of these side effects become severe. You may need to use less of the medication or apply it less often.

What is the most important information I should know about mequinol and tretinoin topical?

This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, or along the creases of your nose. If it does get into these areas, wash with water. Do not use mequinol and tretinoin on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using mequinol and tretinoin.

You must avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Mequinol and tretinoin topical can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

Do not become pregnant while you are using this medicine. It can cause harm to an unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control.

If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are sensitive to sunlight or have any other skin conditions, especially eczema. Tell your doctor if you, or anyone in your family, has a skin condition called vitiligo.

Follow your doctor's instructions for skin care and sun exposure while you are using this medicine. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen while you are outdoors. Do not use this medicine if you are sunburned.

Your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight, wind, cold, or other weather conditions, while you are using this medicine.