Which medications in the drug class Bleaching creams are used in the treatment of Lentigo?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Bleaching creams

These agents lighten hyperpigmented skin by inhibiting enzymatic oxidation of tyrosine and by suppressing other melanocyte metabolic processes, thereby further inhibiting melanin production.

Hydroquinone (Eldopaque-Forte, Solaquin Forte, Lustra)

Hydroquinone suppresses melanocyte metabolic processes, especially enzymatic oxidation of tyrosine to 3,4-dihydroxyphenylamine. Exposure to sun reverses the effects and causes repigmentation.

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