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Description

Monobenzone is a topical medication used to treat vitiligo, a skin condition characterized by the loss of skin color in patches. It works by decreasing the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Monobenzone is available in cream, ointment, and lotion forms.

Common side effects of monobenzone include skin irritation, redness, burning, and itching. It can also cause dryness, cracking, and peeling of the skin. In rare cases, it may cause an allergic reaction.

Brand names associated with monobenzone include Benoquin, Benoquin Cream, and Monoben.

Synonyms
  • monobenzone
Classifications
  • dermatological
  • pigmentation agent
  • topical

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