Tri-Luma Fluocinolone Acetonide /Hydroquinone/Tretinoin and/or alternatives
Tri-Luma 0.01/4/0.05%Marketed as Triluma in India Manufacturer: Galaderma Laboratories Inc Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Tri-Luma
A topical cream, Tri-Luma is a combination of three medicines - fluocinolone acetonide (0.01%), tretinoin (0.05%), and hydroquinone (4%). The generic name of this drug is Fluocinolone, Hydroquinone, and Tretinoin Topical.
Fluocinolone is a corticosteroid and provides relief from itching, redness, and swelling. Hydroquinone is an effective skin bleaching agent. It treats melanin hyper-pigmentation by inhibiting the production of melanin. The third active ingredient, Tretinoin, comes under a category of drugs referred as retinoids. It accelerates skin shredding, allowing new skin to surface faster.
In addition to the aforementioned three active ingredients, Tri-Luma cream also contains the following nonmedical ingredients: PEG-100 stearate, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, stearyl alcohol, stearic acid, citric acid, sodium Metabisulfite, purified water, butylated hydroxytoluene, glycerine, propylparaben, methylparaben, magnesium aluminum silicate, and methyl gluceth-10.
Indications & Dosage of Tri-Luma
Tri-Luma is used as a short-term treatment for melasma, a condition marked by brown patchy discoloration of the facial skin. Exposure to sunlight and use of hormonal forms of birth control are listed as the most common causes of this condition.
Tri-Luma improves melasma but does not address its underlying causes. Exposure to the underlying causes of melasma may cause the condition to resurface. Tri-Luma is not a cure for the aforementioned condition nor it is meant to be used as a maintenance therapy.
You should apply a thin layer of Tri-Luma cream on the affected area once daily, half an hour before bedtime. The treatment period depends on patient’s response to the drug. Stop using the drug once your melasma has completely healed.
You should keep the following pointers related to administration of Tri-Luma cream in mind:
This drug is listed for external use only. Avoid getting this topical cream in eyes or nose while administering it.
- Wash the skin area that is to be treated with water and pat dry it with a soft cloth
- Do not cover the treated area with occlusive dressing
Side Effects & Interactions of Tri-Luma
Some of the common side effects reported by people who buy Tri-Luma are:
- Mild itching, dryness, peeling, redness, stinging, burning, or swelling of the skin
- Skin blisters
Consult your doctor if you show any of the following serious side effects during treatment:
- Severe blistering or irritation of the skin
- Severe skin swelling or burning sensation
- Darkening of the treated area
Certain drugs and cosmetic products may interact with Tri-Luma. To prevent unwanted drug interactions you should:
- Inform your physician about other drugs that you are taking
- Consult your physician about what types of cosmetic products you should use during treatment
Warnings & Precautions of Tri-Luma
You should not buy Tri-Luma if you have a known hypersensitivity to Tretinoin, Hydroquinone, or Fluocinolone. A hypersensitive reaction may cause facial flushing, trouble swallowing, hives, severe skin rashes, or difficulty breathing. You must consult a doctor immediately if you show any of these symptoms after using Tri-Luma.
Tri-Luma is listed in pregnancy category C drugs. This means that the safety of this drug in pregnant women has not been established. You must talk to your doctor beforehand if you are pregnant.
The contents of this topical drug may enter breast milk and harm a breastfeeding infant. If you are using Tri-Luma, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.