Monobenzone Cream is a medication used to treat vitiligo, a skin condition in which there is a loss of pigmentation causing white patches on the skin. It contains the active ingredient monobenzone, which works by permanently depigmenting the skin in the affected areas.
Monobenzone works by destroying the melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing the pigment melanin, in the skin. This process reduces the amount of melanin in the skin, causing it to lighten and match the surrounding depigmented skin.
Monobenzone Cream is applied topically to the affected skin areas and is typically used twice daily or as directed by a healthcare professional. The medication should be applied to the affected area only, and not to healthy skin.