Leucodin Uses

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Leucodin indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Treating solar lentigines (darkened lesions on skin that has been exposed to sunlight over a long period of time). Leucodin/Tretinoin is used with a total skin care and sunlight avoidance program. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Leucodin/Tretinoin is a combination depigmentation agent and retinoid. Exactly how it works is unknown.

Leucodin description

Leucodin is the monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone used medically for depigmentation. Leucodin occurs as a white, almost tasteless crystalline powder, soluble in alcohol and practically insoluble in waterhe topical application of monobenzone in animals increases the excretion of melanin from the melanocytes. The same action is thought to be responsible for the depigmenting effect of the drug in humans. Leucodin may cause destruction of melanocytes and permanent depigmentation.

Leucodin interactions

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Leucodin/Tretinoin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Fluoroquinolones (eg, levofloxacin), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), sulfonamides (eg, glipizide, sulfamethoxazole), tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), or thiazide diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of sunburn may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Leucodin/Tretinoin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Leucodin side effects

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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Burning, dry skin, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, tingling, or warmth at application site; unusual sensitivity to wind and cold.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blistering, crusting, swelling, or excessive redness of the skin; changes in skin color; lightening of the skin surrounding the treatment area.

Leucodin contraindications

Do NOT use Leucodin/Tretinoin if:

you are allergic to any ingredient in Leucodin/Tretinoin

you are taking a fluoroquinolone (eg, levofloxacin), a phenothiazine (eg, chlorpromazine), a sulfonamide (eg, glipizide, sulfamethoxazole), a tetracycline (eg, doxycycline), a thiazide diuretic (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), or other medicines that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about whether any of your medicines increase your skin’s sun sensitivity.

you are pregnant or may become pregnant

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.


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Active ingredient matches for Leucodin:

Mequinol in Brazil.


List of Leucodin substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Ointment; Topical; Mequinol 10% (Bcs)
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Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Leucodin are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Leucodin. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

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1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by ndrugs.com website users about whether the Leucodin drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
Users%
Expensive1
100.0%


1 consumer reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Leucodin before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 3 month and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Leucodin. To get the time effectiveness of using Leucodin drug by other patients, please click here.
Users%
3 month1
100.0%


3 consumers reported age

Users%
16-292
66.7%
> 601
33.3%


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