Epilite 5 % Lotion

Manufactured byPercos India Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsHydroquinone
Description

Epilite 5 % Lotion is an effective topical medicine used to treat dark colored patches, freckles, and spots on the skin that appear due to sun exposure, hormonal changes, aging etc.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Epilite 5 % Lotion

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Epilite 5 % Lotion

  • Burning or stinging sensation at application site
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Swelling of skin at the application site

Uses of Epilite 5 % Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperpigmentation disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary from one individual to another.
  • Duration of effect
    The duration of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary from one individual to another.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. The nursing infant should not come in contact with the medicine that has been applied to the mother's skin while feeding.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to hydroquinone or any other ingredient present with it.

Sunburn

This medicine should not be applied on areas of the skin having sunburns.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. The nursing infant should not come in contact with the medicine that has been applied to the mother's skin while feeding.
General warnings

External use

This medicine should be used for external application only and any contact with the eyes, mouth, nose etc should be prevented.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children aged less than 12 years.

Skin sensitivity test

It is advised to take a sensitivity test to rule out the possibility of an allergic reaction before starting the regular use of this medicine.

Sun exposure

It is advised to minimize sun exposure after applying this medicine. Suitable precautionary measures should be taken while stepping outside.

Depilatory (Hair removal) use

This medicine should not be used for removal of unwanted hair from the body.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for the next scheduled application, then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if anyone has accidentally swallowed this medicine. Topical application in large quantities may not cause an overdosage.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Epilite 5 % Lotion following all instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. It is usually applied to the affected area twice a day, preferably in the mornings and the evenings. Avoid any contact of this medicine with the eyes, lips, nose, broken skin etc.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken in morning

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by decreasing the formation of pigments that give a distinct color to the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical depigmenting agents

Schedule

OTC

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Hydroquinone | C6H4(OH)2 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 12 June 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/785#section=Top

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https://www.obagi.com/sites/default/files/useruploads/files/doc-prescribing-info-nu-derm.pdf
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