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MELALONG PLUS CREAM

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Melalong plus 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.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR MELALONG PLUS

Fluocinolone Topical(0.1% w/w)

Uses

Fluocinolone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and skin disorders

How it works

Fluocinolone belongs to the class of medications called as steroids. It prevents the release of the chemicals (prostaglandins, leukotrienes) in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Muscle disorders, Hormone imbalance, Electrolyte imbalance, Fever, Headache, Allergic reaction, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Lightening of skin color, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Itching, Behavioural changes, Skin peeling, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection
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

Allergic contact dermatitis, Skin irritation
Tretinoin Topical(0.25% w/w)

Uses

Tretinoin Topical is used in the treatment of acne (pimples)

How it works

Tretinoin Topical works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

Common side effects

SUBSTITUTES FOR MELALONG PLUS

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Expert advice FOR MELALONG PLUS

  • Ensure that you wash and dry your hands before using fluocinolone solution and clean and dry the affected area before application. 
  • Do not apply the fluocinolone solution on cut, cracked or broken skin or on burnt areas of the skin.
  • Do not apply topical hair oil preparation on face, underarm, or groin unless directed by the physician.
  • Do not apply the product under bandaged or covered areas of the skin.
  • Inform your doctor and discontinue use if you experience itching, skin rashes or other allergic reactions.
  • Avoid getting the fluocinolone oil or solution into your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to fluocinolone or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions FOR MELALONG PLUS

Fluocinolone Topical

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Is fluocinolone a steroid?
Yes, fluocinolone is a steroid drug

Q.

Is available or sold over the counter?
No, fluocinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

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Is fluocinolone the same as fluocinonide?
Fluocinolone and fluocinonide are two different drugs belonging to the same class. They are used for the same indications

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Can fluocinolone topical cause hair growth?
Fluocinolone may cause hair growth at the site of application. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Hydroquinone

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

Tretinoin Topical

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Is tretinoin topical a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin topical is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medications called as ‘retinoids'. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin

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Is tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years

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Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/lighten skin/thin the skin/work on wrinkles/fade dark spots/clog pores/cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it

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Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor's prescription.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)