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Alustra
Hydroquinone-Topical


Alustra is used to temporarily fade dark skin spots such as freckles and age spots .

 
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Uses
Alustra is used to temporarily fade dark skin spots such as freckles and age spots .


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Discard unused medication after the expiration date noted on the container.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Alustra may be harmful if swallowed.

How To Use
  • Alustra is for use on the skin only.
  • Use carefully if applying to the face.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.
  • Use as directed, usually twice a day.
  • For best results, apply a small amount of medication on the skin to be treated.
  • A thin layer is all that is needed.
  • Rub in gently.
  • Do not use on irritated or broken skin.

Side Effects
  • Alustra may cause dry skin, burning, irritation, redness, cracking or peeling of the skin or a rash.
  • Inform your doctor if any of these symptoms continue or become worse.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, swelling in the area the medication was applied to.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: a gradual blue-black darkening of the skin (ochronosis).
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Alustra, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, other infections, any allergies (especially to sulfites, certain brands of Alustra contain sulfites).
  • Alustra should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Alustra is found in breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not apply it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, including: all skin products.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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