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Skinlite Cream

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Hydroquinone, Mometasone, Tretinoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 20, 2019

Skinlite Cream is used to reduce skin discolouration associated with melasma. 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.

It 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.

Skinlite Cream is primarily used for the treatment of condition like:

  • Skin Disorders

Common side effects of Skinlite Cream are as follows:

  • Skin Thinning

  • Skin Discolouration

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Skinlite Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Skinlite Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. 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.

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  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.

Skinlite Cream 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


    Interaction of Skinlite Cream with alcohol is not known. Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.

Ques: What is Skinlite Cream?

Ans: Skinlite Cream is an ointment which contains Hydroquinone topical, Tretinoin topical, and Mometasone topical as active elements present in it. This ointment performs its actions by reducing the inflammation, increases the follicular epithelial cells and restricting the enzyme tyrosinase. Generally, it is used to treat symptoms like acne, melasma, age spots, allergies, skin trauma, etc.

Ques: What is Skinlite Cream used for?

Ans: Skinlite Cream is an ointment which is used for the prevention, control, and treatment of the below-mentioned conditions such as: Acne, Age spots, Wrinkle, Skin trauma, Skin itching, Dermatoses, Inflammation of skin, Nasal polyps, Nose allergies, Dry and rough patches, Itchy skin, Birth control pills, Acne vulgaris, Dermatitis of the scalp.

Ques: What are the side effects of Skinlite Cream?

Ans: Skinlite Cream is an ointment which has some side effects. Some of them may or may not occur always. Some of the side effects are rare and serious. It could be safe for some patients but it varies one patient to another according to their conditions. If you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Skinlite Cream mentioned below: Erythema, Depigmentation, Allergic reaction, Eczema, Lightening of skin, Skin rashes, Pimples, Irritation of skin, Spots on the skin, Pruritus, Irregular heartbeat, Feeling of heat, Depressed, Infection, Inflammation, Baldness, Papules, Erosion, Blisters, Hypopigmentation.

Ques: Is Skinlite Cream safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: Skinlite Cream is not recommended during pregnancy because it contains Hydroquinone topical, Tretinoin topical, and Mometasone topical as active elements present in it and Hydroquinone is a topical its means it has a capability of being absorbed by the skin instantly which can affect the fetus. Do not use Hydroquinone as if you are still using it.

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

Ans: Yes, Skinlite Cream is used for acne and melasma. It also helps to treat skin discolorations, strech marks and pigmentation.

Ques: Can i stop using Skinlite Cream immediately or do I have to slowly wean off the use?

Ans: No, Skinlite Cream is a steroid containing medication. Therefore, it is not advised to stop using this medication immediately, as it may lead to adverse effects.

Ques: Is it safe to use Skinlite Cream during pregnancy?

Ans: No. Skinlite Cream is not safe to use during pregnancy, as it contains various ingredients that may affect development of foetus.

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

Ans: Skinlite Cream should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. It is important to dispose unused medications and expired medications properly to avoid adverse effects.
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