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Melbild Solution

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Overview

Introduction

Melbild Solution is a medicine for the treatment of vitiligo. It is effectively used in combination with other treatment methods for best results. It lightens the skin by increasing the elimination of melanin (skin-darkening pigment) from skin cells.

Melbild Solution is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. 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 it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

Common side effects include dry skin, skin irritation, and burning sensation at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

This medicine can make your skin more sensitive to sun. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Melbild Solution

Side effects of Melbild Solution

Common
  • Dry skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dry skin
    Use mild cleansing creams or soaps rather than harsh or perfumed ones. Use warm water (not hot) and do not spend too long in the bath or shower. Long bathing hours or using harsh soaps can wash away natural oils. Dry your skin gently with a towel and apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Do not use alcohol-based products on your skin. Choose clothing fabrics that will not irritate your skin.
  • Coping with Skin irritation
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Melbild Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Melbild Solution works

Melbild Solution is a repigmenting agent. It works by causing migration of skin cells (melanocytes) from the area of skin surrounding the vitiligo patch. This in turn causes the production of melanin (skin darkening pigment) and restores the skin colour.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Melbild Solution during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Melbild Solution during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Melbild Solution?

If you miss a dose of Melbild Solution, take 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Melbild Solution helps lighten the skin in people with vitiligo.
  • It may take up to 4 months to complete treatment. Keep using the medication as prescribed.
  • Apply it in a thin layer to the pigmented areas of skin and rub in gently.
  • It can make your skin more sensitive to sun. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. 
  • It may also cause changes in the color of your untreated skin. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve after 1 month of treatment.

Patient Concerns

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Vitiligo since 9 months need solution
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir as your case is a chronic case it requires long case taking, examination and regular follow up, therefore, please visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and guide you accordingly. In homeopathy symptoms, history and examination is very important. In majority of cases, after a long case taking and case workout, we try to select a constitutional remedy which is used to treat the disease from its root cause. Taking a constitutional treatment shall also take care the reoccurrence of disease.
vitiligo on lips, my father also vitiligo
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Difficult to treat, you should visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. How do you use a Melbild?

Use Melbild exactly as directed by your doctor. Read the instructions carefully before using. Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly and then apply the lotion as a very thin film. For best results, apply it about 2 hours before retiring at night. Do not touch the treated patches for about an hour. Next morning, expose the patches to bright sunlight for 10-15 minutes. If not possible to expose to sunlight, you can use ultraviolet lamps.

Q. How does Melbild work?

Melbild increases the growth of cells that make pigment (melanocytes). It increases melanocytes in the area of patches (hypopigmented area). It also helps the melanocytes to migrate to the affected area, thus restoring skin complexion.

Q. How safe is Melbild?

Melbild is quite safe if used as prescribed. No side effects or contraindications have been reported so far. If you experience any side effects after applying the lotion, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. How long do I need to use Melbild?

The duration of treatment depends on the response to treatment. The response is faster in children or if used in recently developed patches. Normally, re-pigmentation can be seen on the borders or inside the white patch (as dots of pigment) in 3 to 6 months depending on the age of the white patch. In the majority of patients, full re-pigmentation may take a year.

Q. Can childhood vitiligo go away?

There is still no remedy which cures vitiligo 100%. Sometimes the patches may disappear on their own. But generally, the patches may get repigmented, but never get cured completely.

Q. What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease of the skin that causes white patches on the skin due to loss of normal skin pigment called melanin. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. These patches can also affect the eyes, mouth and nose. It runs in families and usually starts before the age of 40 years.

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References
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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