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Q: Mequinol ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Mequinol
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: modellooks-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 13 Jan 2004 20:03 PST
Expires: 12 Feb 2004 20:03 PST
Question ID: 296214
Does Mequinol when applied topically, make the skin thinner?
Subject: Re: Mequinol
Answered By: missy-ga on 13 Jan 2004 21:34 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there!

Available resources make no mention of thinning of the skin as an
adverse reaction to the topical application of Mequinol, a medication
used for lightening solar lentigines (age spots or liver spots).  It
would appear the answer to your question is "No".

A chart on page 7 of the following document, published by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

[ Solage Package Insert ]

...lists the following adverse effects of Mequinol:

-- Erythema (redness of the skin)
-- Burning/Stinging/Tingling
-- Desquamation (peeling)
-- Pruritus (itching)
-- Halo Hypopigmentation (formation of a light ring around the spot)
-- Hypopigmentation (abnormal lightening of the skin)
-- Irritation
-- Rash
-- Dry Skin
-- Crusting

No mention of thinning of the skin is made in this 10 page document,
published by the pharmaceutical company that makes Solage, a Mequinol

MedLinePLUS cautions:

"The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of mequinol
and tretinoin topical solution. Make sure you tell your doctor if you
have any other medical problems, especially:

    * Eczema or
    * Frequent exposure to sunlight or sunlamps or
    * Sunburn?Use of this medicine may cause or increase the irritation    
      associated with these conditions
    * Vitiligo (or a family history of this condition)?Use of this medicine may 
      cause lightening of areas of the skin that have not been treated "

...but likewise makes no mention of thinning of the skin as a possible side effect.

Mequinol and Tretinoin  (Topical)

Hope that helps!


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