1mg, best e pharmacy in India
MRP: Rs. 85.65 for 1 bottle(s) (25 ML solution each)
1
Unfortunately, we don't have any more items in stock
Report Error

Composition for MELANOCYL

Methoxsalen Topical(1%)

food interaction for MELANOCYL

alcohol interaction for MELANOCYL

pregnancy interaction for MELANOCYL

lactation interaction for MELANOCYL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Melanocyl 1% solution is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Melanocyl 1% solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MELANOCYL

Methoxsalen Topical(1%)

Uses

Melanocyl 1% solution is used in the treatment of acne (pimples) and vitiligo (loss of skin colour in patches).

How it works

Methoxsalen belongs to the class of medications called as psoralens. It is a photoactive (light-sensitive drug that absorbs ultraviolet light and becomes activated) medication, which upon activation damages the DNA of actively dividing cells, thereby killing them, providing relief from various skin disorders.

Common side effects

New growth on the skin, Altered appearance of mole, Blisters on skin, Burns on the treated area from overexposure to uva or sunlight, Itching, Skin redness, Swelling, Blister

Common Dosage for MELANOCYL 1% SOLUTION

Patients taking MELANOCYL 1% SOLUTION

  • 78%
    Once A Day
  • 11%
    Alternate Day
  • 11%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for MELANOCYL

No substitutes found

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. Kartavya Shah
    MBBS, DNB
    4.2

Expert advice for MELANOCYL

  • Wear UVA-absorbing, wrap-around sunglasses and cover exposed skin or use a sunblock (SP 15 or higher) for the twenty-four (24) hour period following treatment with methoxsalen topical.
  • Use extra caution for at least 48 hours following each treatment. After each treatment, cover your skin for at least 8 hours by wearing protective clothing.
  • Do not increase the amount of methoxsalen topical if you are taking or spending extra time in the sunlight or under an ultraviolet lamp.
  • You may have to undergo an eye examination before starting the treatment and also once a year thereafter.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to methoxsalen or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use by Children < 12 years.
  • Do not use if you have a history of a light-sensitive conditions (e.g., albinism, lupus, porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum).
  • Do not use if you having aphakia (no lens in the eye).
  • Do not use if you have a history of melanoma or certain other types of skin cancer.

Frequently asked questions for MELANOCYL

Methoxsalen Topical

Q.What is methoxsalen topical used for?
Methoxsalen topical is used in addition to ultraviolet light (found in sunlight and some special lamps) for treatment of vitiligo (skin disease characterized by presence of white patches on different parts of the body), psoriasis (a skin condition associated with red, raised, itchy and scaly patches), and mycosis fungoides, a type of skin lymphoma.

Articles


Content on this page was last updated on 17 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)