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Twinkle Cream

Manufacturer :  Austro Labs
Medicine Composition :  Hydroquinone, Mometasone, Tretinoin
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Twinkle Cream

Twinkle Cream is a medicine used to treat a common skin condition known as melasma. It provides relief from the symptoms like itching, redness and swelling and also facilitates a faster skin renewal process.

Melasma which is accompanied by the appearance of dark or discoloured patches on the skin affect females more than males. Twinkle cream is a complete solution to all the symptoms related to the skin condition.

It helps to lighten these skin patches which may be caused due to pregnancy, taking birth control pills, skin injuries or hormonal medicines. The cream works by blocking the skin discoloration process.

Other related symptoms of melasma such as redness, rashes, pain or itching are also effectively controlled by the application of this medicinal cream. Using Twinkle Cream boosts self confidence as it changes the appearance of skin by resolving the problem of dark and discoloured patches.

But it should always be used in a prescribed amount under the supervision of a dermatologist. Some common side effects associated with its use include burning sensation, itching or redness at the site of application.

Use exactly as directed; do not overuse. Therapeutic effect may take several weeks. Test response by applying to small area of unbroken skin and check in 24 hours; if irritation or blistering occurs do not use.

Avoid contact with eyes. Do not apply to open wounds or weeping areas. Before using, wash and dry area gently. Apply a thin film to affected area and rub in gently.

Avoid direct sunlight or use sunblock or protective clothing to prevent repigmentation. Report swelling, redness, rash, itching, signs of infection, worsening of condition, or lack of healing.

    What are the uses of Twinkle Cream

    • Skin Discolouration

    • Skin Pigmentation

    • Melasma

    What are the contraindications of Twinkle Cream ?

    • Hypersensitivity

    • Sunburn

    What are the side effects of Twinkle Cream ?

    • Skin Thinning

    • Skin Redness

    • Dry Skin

    • Irritation

    Key highlights of Twinkle Cream

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this drug.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      No interaction found or established.

    • Does this affect kidney function?

      No interaction found or established.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      No interaction found or established.

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      Duration of depigmentation produced by Twinkle Cream varies among individuals

    • What is the onset of action?

      Onset of depigmentation produced by Twinkle Cream varies among individuals

    What are the substitutes for Twinkle Cream ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Twinkle Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

    How does this medication work?

    This medication behaves as a skin lightening agent for topical application which inhibits tyrosinase enzyme, which is an important enzyme in the biosynthesis of melanin pigments. Inhibition of tyrosinase thus inhibits production of melanin pigments, leading to skin lightening.

      FAQs about Twinkle Cream

      • Ques : What is Twinkle Cream?

        Ans : This drug is used to reduce the colour of skin and remove any dark spots like age spots, freckles, etc.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Twinkle Cream before I see improvement in my condition?

        Ans : In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

      • Ques : At what frequency do I need to use Twinkle Cream?

        Ans : This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

      • Ques : Should I use Twinkle Cream empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : This medication is advised to be consumed orally. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Twinkle Cream?

        Ans : It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

      • Ques : How to use Twinkle Cream ?

        Ans : Twinkle Cream should be used as per the instructions given by the dermatologist. It should be applied in a thin layer all over the affected area to get faster results. Two to three times use per day is sufficient.

      • Ques : Will the Twinkle Cream be more effective if used in an amount more than the prescribed amount ?

        Ans : Absolutely not. In fact using this cream in an amount more than the recommended amount can cause some serious side effects on skin including weakening or thinning of the skin.

      • Ques : What other measures should be followed along with the use of Twinkle Cream ?

        Ans : Along with the use of Twinkle Cream, it is important to follow the measures for avoidance of the sun. Those measures include regular wearing of sunscreens and wearing protective clothes.

      • Ques : What are the special precautions we need to take while using Twinkle Cream ?

        Ans : Twinkle Cream should not be applied on damaged or infected skin regions as doing so may cause serious or painful side effects.

      • Ques : Is it safe to use Twinkle Cream during breastfeeding ?

        Ans : No. It is not safe to use Twinkle Cream while breastfeeding as it may cause toxicity to the baby.


      • Hydroquinone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2021 [Cited 3 December 2021]. Available from:

      • Mometasone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2021 [Cited 3 December 2021]. Available from:

      • Tretinoin- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2021 [Cited 3 December 2021]. Available from:

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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