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Tri-Luma topical is the brand name of Fluocinolone-Hydroquinone-Tretinoin, a combination topical medication for melasma. It includes 3 medications:
- Hydroquinone to lighten skin pigment and block melanin production
- Tretinoin, a retinoid that helps skin turnover
- Fluocinolone, a corticosteroid that can minimize swelling or redness
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About Tri-Luma (Fluocinolone-Hydroquinone-Tretinoin)
How does it work?
Tri-Luma is a prescription cream that contains 3 active ingredients: Hydroquinone, Tretinoin and Fluocinolone Acetonide. It reduces the production of melanin (the pigment responsible for skin color), promotes new skin growth and controls inflammation.
What does it treat?
Tri-Luma treats melasma, a skin condition that causes dark patches on the face. Melasma is called “the mask of pregnancy” because it often affects pregnant women.
What forms does it come in?
Tri-Luma is a topical melasma treatment that you apply to the affected areas of your skin. It’s usually applied once per day—talk to your licensed healthcare provider for specific instructions.
Tri-Luma vs. Fluocinolone-Hydroquinone-Tretinoin
They refer to the same medication. Tri-Luma is the brand name for a prescription cream that contains 3 active ingredients: Fluocinolone Acetonide, Hydroquinone and Tretinoin. Fluocinolone-Hydroquinone-Tretinoin is a generic name used to describe the combination of these ingredients.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a melasma prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Tri-Luma 0.01 %-4 %-0.05 % Topical Cream (30 gram tube) start at $246.62.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Tri-Luma 0.01 %-4 %-0.05 % Topical Cream (30 gram tube)*
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Tri-Luma (Fluocinolone-Hydroquinone-Tretinoin) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Tri-Luma (Fluocinolone-Hydroquinone-Tretinoin)?
- Treats melasma and dark spots
- Evens skin tone
- Reduces irritation
- Promotes new skin growth
Who should not use this medication?
- People who are allergic to any of the ingredients in Tri-Luma
- People who have a history of skin cancer
- People who have skin infections or open wounds
- People with a compromised immune system
If you have any of these conditions, speak with your licensed provider before starting this medication.
How do I use this medication?
Apply a thin layer of this medication to the affected areas of your skin as directed by your healthcare provider. Gently rub it in and avoid contact with your eyes, mouth or other sensitive areas.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, apply this medication when you remember. If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose to avoid unwanted side effects.
What happens if I use too much?
Using too much of this melasma medicine can increase your risk of side effects like skin irritation, redness and peeling. Apply only the amount prescribed by your medical provider to avoid any issues.
If you’ve taken too much, contact your healthcare provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) right away.
Can I get melasma treatment online?
Yes–by completing a convenient $15 Dr. B online consultation! A licensed medical provider will review your information and, if appropriate, send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen
Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine. Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medication. When they do happen, they’re usually not serious. Potential side effects include:
- Skin irritation
If you experience severe side effects like increased sun sensitivity, severe skin irritation or an allergic reaction—or other serious symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist right away.