Melanocyl Ointment

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71.16
₹2.85/Ointment
25 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Melanocyl Ointment

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Uses of Melanocyl Ointment

Melanocyl Ointment is used in the treatment of Vitiligo and psoriasis.
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Side effects of Melanocyl Ointment

Common

Redness of skin, Blisters on skin, Edema, Itching.

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How to use Melanocyl Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Melanocyl Ointment works

Melanocyl ointment is used along with ultraviolet-A irradiation where it works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes.

In Depth Information on Melanocyl Ointment

Expert advice for Melanocyl Ointment

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Melanocyl Ointment
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Melanocyl Ointment 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Melanocyl Ointment is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
It is not known whether Melanocyl Ointment alters the abilit
y to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Melanoc
yl Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Melanocyl 0.75% w/v Ointment

Frequently asked questions for 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.

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Substitutes for Melanocyl

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