Leucodinine M Uses

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Leucodinine M 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.

Treating solar lentigines (darkened lesions on skin that has been exposed to sunlight over a long period of time). Leucodinine M/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.

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

Leucodinine M description

Leucodinine M is the monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone used medically for depigmentation. Leucodinine M 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. Leucodinine M may cause destruction of melanocytes and permanent depigmentation.

Leucodinine M interactions

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Leucodinine M/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 Leucodinine M/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.

Leucodinine M side effects


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.

Leucodinine M contraindications

Do NOT use Leucodinine M/Tretinoin if:

you are allergic to any ingredient in Leucodinine M/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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List of Leucodinine M substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Ointment; Topical; Mequinol 8% (Homme de fer)
Ointment; Topical; Mequinol 5% (Bcs)
Ointment; Topical; Mequinol 10% (Bcs)
Ointment; Topical; Mequinol 10%
Ointment; Topical; Mequinol
Ointment; Topical; Mequinol 10% (Db)
Leucodinine B 10 % x 30 g x 1 tube (Db)
Mequinol 30 Packs
Mequinol 30 Packs
Mequinol 30 Packs


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