FDA Warns Companies Selling OTC Skin Lighteners
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to 12 companies selling over-the-counter (OTC) skin lightening products, the agency announced today. All the products contain hydroquinone as the active ingredient, and don't meet the requirements to be sold legally over-the-counter.
@debraj Among the side effects associated with hydroquinone products reported to the FDA are skin rashes, facial swelling, and skin discoloration or ochronosis. The discoloration can be permanent