Hydroquinone

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Scientific Name: Hydroquinone
Brand Name: Active 4, Glytone, Melamin, Melamix, Neova Complex Hq Plus, Tri-luma
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Hydroquinone reduces melanin pigment production through inhibition of the tyrosinase enzyme, which is involved in the initial step of the melanin pigment biosynthesis pathway. Hydroquinone takes several months to take effect.
Description of the Drug: Hydroquinone is a topical brightening agent used for the treatment of skin disorders associated with hyperpigmentation including melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and freckles.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB09526