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Melcyl 10mg Tablet

Manufacturer: East West Pharma
Medicine composition: Methoxsalen
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Melcyl 10mg Tablet is prescribed for the treatment of vitiligo, along with regulated quantities of ultra-violet light or even sunlight. The drug is known to be a psoralen, which is combines with light therapy to treat damaged skin.

The drug should not be used if you are allergic to any component present in it. Individuals who have health problems like melanoma and sensitivity to sunlight should also avoid this treatment. Ask your doctor for more information about how the treatment works, before you decide to undergo it. Also provide him with a detailed medical history and a list of medicines that you are currently on.

The drug is generally applied under the guidance of a medical professional. It is generally applied on lesions that can be hidden from sunlight. Because this is a topical lotion, it does not result in side effects in most individuals. However, in some cases it can lead to some serious side effects like sore and reddened skin, blistering and swelling of the skin followed by peeling. If you do experience any skin discomfort, seek medical help immediately.

Melcyl 10mg Tablet also increases the possibilities of developing cancer of the skin, thus details of its risks and benefits should be thoroughly considered with you medical professional before opting for such a treatment.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
  • Redness Of Skin

  • Blisters On Skin

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Itching

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Melacyl 10mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Melcyl 10mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

This medicine is also known as psoralen and is primarily used to treat vitiligo. It causes interference to deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis. On activation, Methoxsalen attaches to guanine as well as cytosine moieties of DNA causing a cross-linking of this DNA. In the process, the function and synthesis of DNA are inhibited.

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