Melacare 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.
Melacare 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.
Primary use of this medication is as follows:
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?
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Melacare Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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 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.
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.
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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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