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Melacare Cream

Manufacturer :  Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Hydroquinone, Mometasone, Tretinoin
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Melacare Cream

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.

    What are the uses of Melacare Cream

    • Melasma

    What are the contraindications of Melacare Cream ?

    What are the side effects of Melacare Cream ?

    Key highlights of Melacare Cream

    • 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.

    What are the substitutes for Melacare Cream ?

    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.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • 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.

    How does this medication work?

    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.

      What are the interactions of Melacare Cream ?

      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.

      FAQs about Melacare Cream

      • 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.


      • Hydroquinone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Mometasone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Tretinoin- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 25 April 2019]. Available from:

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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