Who should not take hydroquinone 4% cream?

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If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in hydroquinone 4% cream, you should not use it. Avoid using the cream when you have sunburned, chapped or windburned skin or if you have an open wound in the area of application. Pregnant women and breastfeeding women should discuss the benefits of using the medication with their doctor, since it is not known if hydroquinone 4% cream is safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.