Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis Medication

Updated: Aug 14, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Gorman, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy for idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.



Class Summary

Although tretinoin has been used with some success, avoiding ultraviolet-induced pigmentation and an artificial coloration of the area is recommended as first-line therapy.

This drug is chosen perhaps because of its action in other actinic conditions.

Tretinoin topical (Avita, Retin-A)

Tretinoin has been shown to reverse some aspects of sun damage. It is available as 0.025%, 0.05%, and 0.1% creams and as 0.01% and 0.025% gels.