monobenzone - topical, Benoquin
GENERIC NAME: MONOBENZONE - TOPICAL (MON-oh-BEN-zone)
BRAND NAME(S): Benoquin
USES: Monobenzone is used to treat the uneven appearance of the skin due to a loss of skin color (vitiligo). It works by permanently removing color from normal skin located around skin with vitiligo. This will help to make the appearance of the skin more even.Do not use this drug to treat other skin discoloration problems ("sun spots," "age spots," freckles, skin discoloration caused by hormone medicine, perfumes, pregnancy, or skin trauma). Monobenzone is not a mild cosmetic bleach. Because it causes a permanent discoloration of the skin, it may not be the right treatment for these other skin conditions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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