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can i use hydroquinone while pregnant

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is not recommended in pregnancy.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Not a good idea: Hydroquinone is category C in pregnancy, which means that it may have harmful effects for your baby. Use of category C medications is generally avoid ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
hydroquinone use: There is no real definitive no don't use it or yes it is ok, but if you are pregnant you need to communicate your concerns to your ob/gyn dr.
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Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No need worry. : Such kind medication usually will not interfere with the very early stage development.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not really known: Hydroquinone topically is considered category c with some animal studies showing adverse fetal effects -human potential effects unknown. Would recomme ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Avoid while pregnant: You probably should avoid using hydroquinone while pregnant. It is a category c drug which is known to cause side effects in animals. But the side-eff ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Retinol derivatives, like retinyl propionate, are recommended against for use during pregnancy due to the possibility of birth defects in similar comp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Wouldn't: Almost anything while pregnant should be avoided.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Stay out of sun best: Melasma is one of the toughest conditions to treat. This could possibly due to the genetic predisposition, or hormonal part of the condition. Sun alwa ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Norman Brooks
51 years experience Dermatology
Check with your O.B.: At this time you should be careful as to what you put into your body. Hydroquinone could possibley affect your baby. There's time to treat any pigme ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Color: Overuse can actually cause non reversible darkening. There have been rumors of carcinogenesis, but doubt are true and no literature to support.
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