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Can I use hydroquinone while pregnant

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: It is not recommended in pregnancy.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 16 years experience
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
38 years experience
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.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
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
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Norman Brooks
53 years experience
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it... Read More