1 What is Benoquin?

Brand: Benoquin

Generic: Monobenzone Cream

Benoquin is a skin treatment for final depigmentation in extensive Vitiligo. It should be applied for the depigmentation of normal skin surrounding vitiliginous areas with widespread/ disseminated (greater than 50 percent of body surface area) idiopathic (of unknown cause) vitiligo.

Benoquin is available as a cream containing monobenzone 200 milligram in 1 gram (20%).


You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also use this drug at the same time each day.

This drug is to be applied to the skin only. Avoid using it in the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless told so by your doctor.

First, wash and dry your hand before applying. The affected area should be cleansed and dried. The medication should be applied as a thin film to be gently rubbed in, as instructed by your doctor. Avoid covering or wrapping the treated are. Wash your hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or mucous membranes. If contact occurs, rinse with plenty of water. The usual dose is 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or UV light after use.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.


Benoquin may interact with prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Tell your doctor about any product you may use with Benoquin.

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to monobenzone or to hydroquinone
  • Other skin conditions
  • Pregnancy or lactation