monobenzone


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monobenzone

 [mon″o-ben´zōn]
a melanin-inhibiting agent used for skin depigmentation in vitiligo.

monobenzone

/mono·ben·zone/ (-ben´zōn) a melanin-inhibiting agent used as a topical depigmenting agent in vitiligo.

monobenzone

[-ben′zōn]
a depigmenting agent.
indication It is prescribed in final depigmentation in extensive vitiligo.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects The most serious adverse effect is excessive and irreversible hypopigmentation. Common effects are irritation and allergic reactions of the skin.
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The prescription medication has been available in the United States for many years, but production was discontinued in 1990 by SPI pending approval of a change in the source of supply of monobenzone.