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Overview

Uses of Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Melacare Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Melacare Cream works

Melacare Cream is a combination of three medicines: Hydroquinone, Mometasone and Tretinoin, which treats melasma (dark spots on skin). Hydroquinone is a skin lightening medicine. It reduces the amount of a skin pigment (melanin) that causes darkening of skin. This effect is reversible. Mometasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin to renew itself more quickly.

Melacare Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Melacare Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Melacare Cream is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Melacare Cream is used for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate melasma.
  • It helps reduce scars, marks, blemishes, and dark circles under the eyes.
  • It should always be used along with sun-avoidance measures, like using sunscreens and wearing protective clothing.
  • Apply and massage gently till the cream is fully absorbed, once daily at night.
  • Initial improvement may be seen in just 2 weeks, full results generally appear after 2-3 months of regular use.
  • Do not apply on broken or infected areas of skin. Discontinue use if you experience irritation or allergy and consult your doctor.
  • Do not use it for longer than 6-8 weeks without consulting your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Melacare

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Melasma in face from last year I use melacare
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Kojic cream at night over spots
sir suggest me any cream which help to get whiten skin like melacare forte but not melacare forte.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Skin whitening is a myth only the tanning can be resolved and the black pigmentation The complexion can't be changed
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Melacare?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How to use Melacare?

Follow the directions given by the doctor. Apply the medicine thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Melacare is usually applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of skin.

Q. Will Melacare be more effective if taken more than prescribed?

No, Melacare will not be more effective if overused. Overusing the medicine can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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References
  1. Hydrocortisone. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary: Pinewood Laboratories Limited; 1997 [revised 21 May 2018]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mometasone furoate. Ruislip, Middlesex: Auden Mckenzie (Pharma Division) Ltd.; 2012 [revised 6 Feb. 2018]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Tretinoin. Manati, Puerto Rico: Janssen Ortho LLC; 1997 [revised Jan. 2014]. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India
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