Cosmelite Cream is primarily prescribed to patients to treat melasma. It is a combination of Hydroquinone, Mometasone, and Tretinoin helpful in treating skin related problems.It helps in skin renewal quickly. The other functions are used to reduce scars and dark circles.
Cosmelite Cream is very useful in reducing the colour of the skin and removing any dark spots like freckles, age spots and other skin discolouration associated with pregnancy, skin trauma, eczema, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. It functions as a skin-bleaching agent which works by restricting an enzyme reaction in the applied skin cells.
Mild burning, redness, stinging and dryness may occur as side effects to using this medicine. Serious side effects which may occur include skin cracking, blistering and blue-black darkening of the skin.
Before using this medicine, discuss with your doctor your medical history, especially if you have asthma, other skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Do not use the medicine if you have had allergic reactions to it.
Melacare Cream is recommended to apply this medicine to the affected areas of skin, generally twice every day or as directed by your doctor. Avoid its contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Avoid tanning booths, prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Patient must use this medicament in the prescribed dose and manner. You must wash your hands and skin to which it is to be applied before applying this medicament on over it. Check the label for directions is advised before using it. This medicament is only for external use.
The cream is also used to treat pimples and acne in some cases. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of melanin which is the cause for the dark pigmentation of the skin, in addition to this it softens the skin when promotes a reduction in scars.
It also decreases the inflammation of the skin which reduces the redness and itching in the skin. The cream should be used with sunscreen for better noticeable effects. The cream should be used once a day, preferably at night. Apply and massage gently till the cream is fully absorbed.
The main drawback of this medication is that once the patient stops using this medication the skin starts to lose color and deteriorates. The medication is not at all recommended for lactating or expecting mothers as it poses a threat for the baby.
Cosmelite is primarily used for the following condition:
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of the effect is seen is a few days, but it stops once the medication has been stopped.
What is the onset of action?
Initial improvement maybe seen in a couple of weeks, though full results usually show up aft 3-4 months with everyday use.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported, however if you stop medication the symptons will resurface and inly get worst..
Is It safe with alcohol?
With alcohol, no interactions have been found or established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
No recommended during pregnancy as it shows adverse effects on the foetus, please consult your doctor before you start medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This cream is not safe for lactating mothers as the cream seems to be toxic for the baby. Not recommended for women who are breast feeding.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Yes, it is safe to drive while using this medication
Does this affect kidney function?
No, this does not affect kidney functions.
Does this affect liver function?
No, this does not affect liver functions
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If the time of the missed dose is not very much then you can apply the medication, else you can skip the does and carry on normally the next time. Do not over apply to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you over apply the cream simply wipe off the excess. If incase you consume it, then report it to the nearest emergency room.
This medicament is a skin lightening agent for topical application which inhibits tyrosinase enzyme, which is an important enzyme in the biosynthesis of melanin pigments. Inhibition of tyrosinase thus inhibits the production of melanin pigments, leading to skin lightening.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
With alcohol, no interactions have been found or established.
Interaction with Medicine
The cream does not react very well with Resorcinol, Salicylic acid and sulfur. The interaction maybe sever and is not recommended.
Interaction with Disease
It is not advised to use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you have liver infections, dehydration.
Interaction with Food
No interactions with food have been found or established.
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Hydroquinone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/hydroquinone
Mometasone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/mometasone
Tretinoin- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/tretinoin
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