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Melnor 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
Melnor cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for MELNOR

Hydroquinone Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Hydroquinone Topical is used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation (dark skin patches) and melasma (dark and discolored patches on the skin).

How it works

Hydroquinone belongs to class of medications called as melanin synthesis inhibitors. It bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin.

Common side effects

Allergic skin rash, Irritation
Mometasone Topical(0.1% w/w)

Uses

Mometasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Mometasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by blocking the release of inflammatory mediators called cytokines thereby relieving inflammation, swelling and itching.

Common side effects

Difficulty in speaking, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Headache, Itching, Sore throat
Tretinoin Topical(0.025% w/w)

Uses

Tretinoin Topical is used in the treatment of acne (pimples) and vitiligo (loss of skin colour in patches).

How it works

Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A and belongs to a group of medications called as retinoids. It helps the skin to renew itself (causing peeling) and prevents skin inflammation.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Application site skin tenderness, Application site reaction, Application site oozing, Application site blister, Darkening of skin, Facial redness, Flushing, Itching, Skin redness, Scaling

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Expert advice for MELNOR

  • Use of sunscreen is a must while using hydroquinone topical. Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing. Even minimal exposure to sunlight can reverse the bleaching effect of hydroquinone.
  • Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you develop allergic skin reaction or notice blue-black darkening of skin upon use of hydroquinone.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not use hydroquinone creams on broken, irritated or injured skin.
  • Do not use hydroquinone creams with other creams that contain peroxides (hydrogen peroxide/benzoyl peroxide), resorcinol, phenol, or salicylic acid as it may cause unwanted side effects.
  • You may be advised by your doctor to perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction
  • Use in children aged below 12 years is not recommended unless under the strict supervision of doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to hydroquinone or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for MELNOR

Hydroquinone Topical

Q.Is hydroquinone safe/good for skin and face?
Yes. Hydroquinone 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

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

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

Q.Is hydroquinone carcinogenic/does hydroquinone cause cancer?
Hydroquinone should not be used in excess quantity for long duration, as it is associated with possible carcinogenicity

Q.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 only

Q.Does hydroquinone lighten/bleach your skin?
Hydroquinone is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin

Q.Does hydroquinone lighten skin permanently?
The effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to sun and therefore not permanent

Q.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

Q.Does hydroquinone help acne?
No. It has no known effect in the treatment of acne.

Mometasone Topical

Q.Is mometasone a steroid drug?
Yes. Mometasone is a steroidal drug

Q.Is mometasone the same as hydrocortisone?
No. Mometasone and hydrocortisone are different drugs; although both are steroids

Q.Does mometasone topical treat ringworm/acne?
Mometasone topical does not treat ringworm/acne. It only treats the symptoms of inflamed skin

Q.Does mometasone topical lighten skin?
Yes. Mometasone topical may lighten the area of skin which is darkened due to any infection.

Tretinoin Topical

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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 07 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)