Cutihyde

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Cutihyde Information

Cutihyde is a prescription drug, available for use as Cream. It is primarily used for the treatment of Hyperpigmentation. Other than this, Cutihyde has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Cutihyde. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Cutihyde also has some side effects, the most common being Erythema, Skin irritation, Skin Burning. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Cutihyde as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Cutihyde normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Cutihyde's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Cutihyde has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Cutihyde related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Cutihyde contraindications section.

Additionally, Cutihyde may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Cutihyde is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Cutihyde Benefits & Uses

Cutihyde is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

  • Hyperpigmentation

Other Benefits

Cutihyde Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Hyperpigmentation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Hyperpigmentation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Hyperpigmentation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Cutihyde Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Cutihyde safe for pregnant women?


    Cutihyde can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Cutihyde, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Cutihyde safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Cutihyde. If you see any side effects, stop taking Cutihyde immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Cutihyde again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Cutihyde on the Kidneys?


    Using Cutihyde does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Cutihyde on the Liver?


    Using Cutihyde does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Cutihyde on the Heart?


    Cutihyde may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Cutihyde Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cutihyde unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Cutihyde

  • Is this Cutihyde habit forming or addictive?


    Cutihyde does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Cutihyde does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Cutihyde is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Cutihyde cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Cutihyde Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Cutihyde


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Cutihyde, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Cutihyde


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Cutihyde with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Cutihyde

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Cutihyde cause hyperpigmetation?

Dr. Om Shah MBBS , General Physician

No, Cutihyde does not cause hyperpigmentation. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. In fact, Cutihyde helps in lightening the area affected by hyperpigmentation (darken spot due to high melanin). However, if you are experiencing hyperpigmentation after taking this drug then it might be due to some other reason. You are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Cutihyde be used for scar?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Cutihyde is used for the scar. It is a safe and effective medicine for treating the scar. Since it is a prescription drug, you are advised to use it as per your doctor's instructions only.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Cutihyde safe to use?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Cutihyde is safe to use, if it is applied in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as sensitive skin, thinning of the skin, redness, irritation, and burning sensation of the skin. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I use Cutihyde after chemical peel?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can use Cutihyde after a chemical peel. Its help to prepare the skin for a chemical peel. Also, helps in the healing after a chemical peel. Before chemical peel, Cutihyde should be used twice daily evening and morning after Retina-A for 2 - 6 weeks. It helps to stop the synthesis of pigment in the skin and will help to prevent the skin from the darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation) after the chemical peel.  

Question over 5 years ago

What is Cutihyde?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Cutihyde is a brand name of hydroquinone. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drug known as melanin synthesis inhibitor. It is a skin-lightening product which is used for the treatment of hyperpigmentation/melasma. It is also used to reduce scars and dark circles.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 892

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tri-luma® (fluocinolone acetonide, hydroquinone and tretinoin)

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