Melalite Forte Cream

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Introduction

Melalite Forte Cream is used in the treatment of melasma. It is a skin-lightening medicine that lightens the darkened skin patches and spots(hyperpigmentation). It reduces the amount of skin-darkening pigment called melanin in the skin. It helps in reversible depigmentation of the skin.

Melalite Forte Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as some side effects may be increased.

Melalite Forte Cream has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These may include dry skin, itching, skin burn, skin peeling, and skin redness. Serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare but let your doctor know if you’re bothered by side effects or they do not go away. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your medicine. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, you should rinse your eyes thoroughly with water.

You can start applying Melalite Forte Cream to a small portion of unbroken skin or near the pigmented area for a period of several days for checking an allergic reaction. You should discontinue it if itching, excessive inflammation, or swelling occurs. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. If no improvement is seen after two months of treatment, the use of this product should be discontinued.

Uses of Melalite Forte Cream

  • Melasma

Benefits of Melalite Forte Cream

In Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem that causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It is more commonly seen in females than males. Melalite Forte Cream helps to lighten these dark patches of the skin usually caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, or injury to the skin. It effectively blocks that process in the skin that leads to discoloration. Melalite Forte Cream also reduces any redness, rash, pain, or itchiness that may be caused by this condition.
This improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. You should always use it as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

Side effects of Melalite Forte Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Melalite Forte

  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Dry skin
  • Skin burn
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching

How to use Melalite Forte 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 Melalite Forte Cream works

Melalite Forte Cream is a skin lightening medication. It works by reducing the amount of a pigment (melanin) that causes darkening of skin. It does so by suppressing the activity of tyrosinase, the enzyme required to make melanin.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Melalite Forte Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Melalite Forte Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Melalite Forte Cream?

If you miss a dose of Melalite Forte Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Melalite Forte Cream helps in lightening of hyperpigmented skin.
  • It should always be used along with sun-avoidance measures, like using sunscreens (UV-A and UV-B protective) and wearing protective clothing.
  • Apply a thin film to and around the affected area/lesion.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Apply it as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor with regular follow-up.
  • Apply a very small amount of cream to check an allergic reaction. Continue with the treatment if no allergic reaction occurs in 24 hours.
  • Do not apply on broken or infected areas of skin. Discontinue use if you experience irritation or allergy and consult your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Hydroquinone Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Anti Pigmentation & Skin lightening agent

Patient concerns

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melalite countinue use krne se skin cancer k chance h ki nhi skin cancer k chance hota h ki nhi melalite cuntinue use krne per plz answer me
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Stop melalite it's not a good cream to be used for long termSkin cancer is a distant thought but it causes more distressful condition of face on continuous use
Light brownish spot on nose cheeks With mild itching She used melalite xl cream for one month but after stop cream its recurrent
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
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FAQs

Q. Is Melalite Forte Cream safe to use on face?

Melalite Forte Cream should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. You should apply it away from the eyes, nose, corners of the mouth, or open wounds because these areas are more prone to irritation. If local irritation persists or becomes severe, discontinue Melalite Forte Cream and consult your doctor. Excessive use of the medication may cause redness, peeling, or discomfort.

Q. Does Melalite Forte Cream permanently lighten skin?

No, it does not lighten the skin permanently. If melasma occurs on discontinuing Melalite Forte Cream, talk to your doctor regarding the maintenance treatment of melasma.

Q. What should I avoid when using Melalite Forte Cream cream?

You should avoid exposure to sunlight, use sunscreen, and wear protective clothing after treatment with Melalite Forte Cream cream. Even a small amount of sunlight can worsen melasma. Females should avoid the use of birth control methods that contain hormones such as oral birth control pills as these methods can worsen your melasma. Talk to your doctor about other birth control options. Be careful as hot and cold weather may irritate the skin treated with Melalite Forte Cream.

Q. How should Melalite Forte Cream be applied?

Melalite Forte Cream should be applied once a day, before bedtime. The area to be treated should be thoroughly washed with water. Apply a thin layer of Melalite Forte Cream to the affected skin areas. Include about half an inch of normal skin surrounding the affected area. Gently rub Melalite Forte Cream evenly into your skin. Do not apply it near the corners of your mouth, nose, eyes, or open wounds.

Q. Can I apply moisturizer over Melalite Forte Cream?

Melalite Forte Cream is applied generally at bedtime. You may use moisturizers and cosmetics during the day when you are not using Melalite Forte Cream.

Q. Is Melalite Forte Cream bad for the skin?

Melalite Forte Cream may cause blue-black darkening of the skin. If this occurs, you should immediately stop Melalite Forte Cream and consult your doctor. In some cases, it may also cause mild to moderate irritation such as skin reddening, peeling, mild burning sensation, dryness, and itching at the site of application. But this is usually tolerable and may disappear with time.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: January, 2023

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