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Melacare Cream

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Hydroquinone, Mometasone, Tretinoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 25, 2019

Melacare cream is used for the treatment of skin conditions like discolouration, dark spots of ageing, freckles, dry or rough patches on skin, irregular skin, acne, melasma, dermatitis of scalp, acne vulgaris and a few other conditions.

The cream helps you by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase. The cream shows anti-inflammatory and antipruritic properties which increases the production of follicular epithelial tissues, thus alleviating the problems.

You may experience some mild side effects like redness, stinging, dryness and mild burning in the affected area. If you experience any of the serious side effects like skin cracking, blistering and blue-black darkening of skin, you must consult your doctor immediately, to avoid any serious or long-term effects.

It is important that you discuss about your medical history with the doctor before using the medicine, especially if you have other skin diseases like psoriasis or eczema. People suffering from asthma should avoid the medication.

You should apply the cream only to the affected area and avoid the contact of the cream with eyes, nose or mouth. It is advised to avoid tanning booths or continuous sun exposure.

Primary use of this medication is as follows:

  • Acne

Following are some of the common side effects that may occur:

  • Burning Or Tingling Sensation

  • Drying And Cracking Of Skin

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no sufficient information regarding how safe it is to use this medication if you consume alcohol. Consult your doctor for detailed information.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is safe to drive while using this medication as it does not cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness or fatigue. However, if you do experience any of it, you must avoid indulging in driving.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available regarding the medicine’s interaction with the functioning of kidney. You may consult it with your doctor if you have any existing kidney related issues.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available regarding the medicine’s interaction with the functioning of liver. You may consult it with your doctor if you have any existing liver related issues.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of the effect of the medicine lasts for 20-24 hours but can vary from person to person depending on the severity of the condition.

  • What is the onset of action?

    It can take more than 2 days to see the onset of action in most cases. It again depends on the severity of the condition.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies have been reported with this medication.

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  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    In case you miss any dosage, you must apply the cream immediately when you remember, unless it is time for the next dosage.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This drug 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 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 Disease


    The cream can interact with certain diseases like psoriasis, eczema and asthma to cause serious health issues related to skin and breathlessness.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    The interaction of alcohol and the ingredients of this cream is unknown. It generally does not react with alcohol to cause severe issues. However, it is advised that you consult your doctor to get more information regarding this.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    It is advised to inform the doctor about all the medicines that you currently use to avoid any serious implications, as the Melacare cream can interact with certain medicines negatively. Resorcinol, salicylic acid and sulfur are the ingredients that can interact with the cream to cause severe side effects.

Ques: What is Melacare cream?

Ans: Melacare cream is an ointment which contains Hydroquinone Topical, Mometasone Topical and Tretinoin Topical as active ingredients in it. It perform its action by restricting the enzyme tyrosinase, disclosing anti-inflammatory and antipruritic activities and increases the turnover of follicular epithelial cells.

Ques: What is Melacare cream used for?

Ans: This drug is used to treat skin infections.

Ques: what are the side effects of Melacare cream?

Ans: Side effects include burning or tingling sensation, drying and cracking of skin and others.

Ques: Can Melacare Cream be used for melasma and acne?

Ans: Yes, melacare cream is an ointment which can be used for melasma and acne.

Ques: How long do I need to use Melacare Cream before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, till the complete eradication of disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor and moreover taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can also cause inadequate effect on the patient. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Melacare Cream?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Melacare Cream empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is commonly used, by applying it on the effected area and as this medication is for external use.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Melacare Cream?

Ans: This medication contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature.
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About Melacare Cream
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