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Arbutin is in a class of drugs called glycosides. Its primary purpose has been for the prevention of melanin formation when directed by and under the care of a physician. Arbutin works to combat lingering scar tissue, freckles, age spots, lighten dark or darkening skin, and more.

How to Use Arbutin

Use only as directed by your dermatologist, primary care physician, or compounding pharmacist.

Possible Side Effects

Arbutin has been known to cause side effects in some users. Watch for side effects and seek medical attention if side effects persist or worsen. A partial list of possible side effects:

  • Skin Thinning
  • Acne
  • Skin Infections
  • Poor Healing (wounds)
  • Skin Irritation

Long term use of arbutin may cause medical problems. Consult with your physician before using arbutin. Warning: Arbutin is glucosylated hydroquinone and as such may pose cancer risks in some individuals. Consult with your physician regarding the risks and benefits of this drug before using.


Use of arbutin is contraindicated for anyone with a hypersensitivity to it. Do not use arbutin is you have open or irritated wounds or sores.

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