fluocinolone/tretinoin/hydroquinone - topical, Tri-Luma
GENERIC NAME: FLUOCINOLONE/TRETINOIN/HYDROQUINONE - TOPICAL (FLOO-oh-SIN-oh-lone/tret-ih-NO-in/hi-dro-KWIN-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Tri-Luma
USES: This combination medication is used to treat melasma on the face. Melasma is a condition of dark patchy areas on the skin, especially on the cheeks and forehead. It sometimes occurs with hormone changes. This product contains 3 different kinds of medication. Hydroquinone is a reversible skin bleaching agent. Tretinoin is a retinoid that increases skin shedding. Fluocinolone is a medium strength corticosteroid that reduces swelling, itching, and redness.This medication may improve your melasma, but it is not a cure. Continued exposure to some of the causes of melasma (e.g., sunlight, estrogen-type birth control hormones) may cause it to return.
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