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MELALITE 15 CREAM

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MRP: Rs. 106 for 1 tube(s) (30 GM cream each)
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Melalite 15 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MELALITE

Benzophenone(2.5% w/w)

Uses

Benzophenone is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Benzophenone is an aromatic ketone which works either by absorbing sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays or by stopping the sunrays from entering into deeper layers of skin thus protecting it from damage.

Common side effects

Anal irritation, Skin rash, Skin redness
Hydroquinone(2% w/w)

Uses

Hydroquinone is used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation (dark skin patches) and melasma (dark and discolored patches on the skin).

How it works

Hydroquinone bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin. It interferes with the synthesis of melanin and hampers important processes within cells that produce melanin (melanocytes). The bleaching effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation).

Common side effects

Erythema, Allergic skin rash, Irritation, Itching, Sore, Skin inflammation
Methoxycinnamate(9% w/w)

Uses

Methoxycinnamate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Methoxycinnamate belongs to a class of drugs called as sun-screen agents. It diminishes the penetration of UV light through the epidermis (uppermost layer of the skin)by absorbing, reflecting or scattering UV rays due to its molecular structure and thus protects the skin from sunburn and other damaging effects of the sun. Methoxycinnamate also protects cosmetic products from deterioration caused by UV rays and allows them to last longer in high UV conditions.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Inflammation of hair follicles, Itching, Skin redness, Stinging sensation

Common Dosage for MELALITE 15 CREAM

Patients taking MELALITE 15 CREAM

  • 71%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day
  • 4%
    Alternate Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A Day

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Top Dermatologists

  • Dr. Anuj Pall
    MBBS, MD, PhD, Certification
    5
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    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Sangeeta Verma
    MBBS, DNB
    4.6
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    MBBS, MD, Certification
    4.5
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    MBBS, MD
    4.5

Expert advice for MELALITE

  • Avoid using the cream on irritated skin.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to benzophenone or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for MELALITE

Benzophenone

Q.Does benzophenone cause cancer?
It is not known if benzophenone causes cancer.

Hydroquinone

Q.Is hydroquinone safe/good for skin?
Yes. Hydroquinone is used to bleach dark patches of skin. It is available as creams to be applied externally and is safe if used as directed, for the prescribed duration by your doctor. Occasionally it may cause side effects-red, sore, itchy, inflamed skin indicating an allergic reaction. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any such skin reactions

Q.Is hydroquinone a steroid?
No.Hydroquinone does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids

Q.Is hydroquinone safe to use on face?
Yes.Hydroquinone is used to bleach dark patches of skin and can be used on the face. It is available as creams to be applied externally and is safe if used as directed for the prescribed duration by your doctor. Please limit sun exposures and apply sunscreens or cover the treated area with protective clothing. Even minimal exposure to sun can reverse the bleaching effect of hydroquinone

Q.Is hydroquinone banned in India?
No.Hydroquinone is available and is not a banned drug in India

Q.Is hydroquinone carcinogenic/does hydroquinone cause cancer?
Studies of hydroquinone in animals have indicated some evidences of cancer causing potential (carcinogenicity). However, the carcinogenic effects in human are not known

Q.Is hydroquinone toxic?
No. Hydroquinone is not toxic if used as directed, for the prescribed duration by your doctor. It is available as creams and meant for external use on the skin onl

Q.Does hydroquinone lighten/bleach your skin?
Hydroquinone bleaches/lightens dark patches of skin

Q.Does hydroquinone lighten skin permanently?
It reduces the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin. This effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to sun and therefore not permanent

Q.Does hydroquinone bleach clothes?
No. Hydroquinone has no known effect on bleaching clothes

Q.Does hydroquinone make skin darker?
Hydroquinone may cause blue-black darkening of skin. This is not the normal effect of hydroquinone. Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you notice darkening of skin upon use of hydroquinone

Q.Does hydroquinone help acne?
No. Hydroquinone is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin. It has no known effect in the treatment of acne

Q.Does hydroquinone cause redness?
Occasionally hydroquinone may cause side effects – redness of skin, sore, itchy, inflamed skin indicating an allergic reaction. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any such skin reactions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)