Archives of Pharmacy Practice

PRODUCT REVIEW
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 43--47

Use of tranexamic acid for skin whitening and melasma therapy: A product review


Halimi Syafiqah Nadiah1, Masood Hannah2, Kah Seng Lee3, Suhaidah Mohd Jofrry4, Long Chiau Ming4 
1 Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Department of Pharmacy, Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Najihah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
3 School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
4 Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam; Vector-borne Diseases Research Group (VERDI), Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences CoRe, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Halimi Syafiqah Nadiah
Level 11, FF1 Building, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor
Malaysia

Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess the usage of tranexamic acid as skin whitening and melasma therapy. Methodology: An electronic search on PubMed, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library with keywords “tranexamic acid,” “oral,” “systemic,” “whitening,” “lightening,” and “melasma” was carried out. The literatures are summarized in the evidence tables. Further search on PBAC, UK, NFSA, SMC, CEDAC, MIMS, and Micromedex was performed for listing reviews of tranexamic acid. Results: The data available are not scientifically proven to demonstrate the role of tranexamic acid as an effective treatment for melasma therapy and whitening agent. Conclusions: As a conclusion, due to the lack of data, it was not possible to reach a conclusion on the use of tranexamic acid as cosmetic products, especially with systematic usage.


How to cite this article:
Nadiah HS, Hannah M, Lee KS, Jofrry SM, Ming LC. Use of tranexamic acid for skin whitening and melasma therapy: A product review.Arch Pharma Pract 2016;7:43-47


How to cite this URL:
Nadiah HS, Hannah M, Lee KS, Jofrry SM, Ming LC. Use of tranexamic acid for skin whitening and melasma therapy: A product review. Arch Pharma Pract [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 19 ];7:43-47
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