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Melacare Cream

AJANTA PHARMA LTD
*Estimated Price
180
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Melacare Cream

AJANTA PHARMA LTD
*Estimated Price
180
Buy from Netmeds

About Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is a topical skin cream used for skin whitening and to treat acne, freckles, melasma and other allergic skin disorders. It is a triple combination of Hydroquinone, Mometasone and Tretinoin.

Uses Benefits and uses of Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is generally used to treat various skin disorders but there are several other uses where it could be applied:-
  1. Dark Pigmentation
  2. Melasma
  3. Lightening the brown spots
  4. Acne Vulgaris
  5. Freckles
  6. Age Spots
  7. Wrinkles
  8. Allergic Disorders
  9. Skin inflammation
  10. Redness & itching
This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses & benefits of the Melacare Cream as well. Please do not used this cream because someone has used it with similar symptoms. Please consult a physician or a dermatologist before using the cream.

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Side Effects List of side-effects of Melacare Cream

Apart from the uses of Melacare Cream is used for, there could be certain side-effects associated with the drug. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Skin Irritation
  2. Contact Dermatitis
  3. Skin Lightening
  4. Skin Burning (due to Tretinoin)
  5. Hypopigmentation
  6. Swelling of face (due to Tretinoin)
  7. Skin thinning
  8. Hair loss, shortness of breath and headache (due to Tretinoin)
  9. Skin redness & inflammation (due to Hydroquinone)
  10. Hormonal Changes, Acne, Rosacea, stretch marks, pimples (due to Mometasone)
  11. Dryness
While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the above list), please ask a dermatologist instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have rashes. The above list may not be exhaustive and please report if you have any other symptoms. These symptoms become more prominent when one is prone to a longer use (especially of steroid).

Composition and Dosage Dosage and Composition of Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is made with the following active ingredients:-
  1. Hydroquinone Topical - 2% w/w - It is a melanin synthesis inhibitor. Melanin is a skin pigment that accumulates and causes skin darkening. Hydroquinone has a bleaching effect and inhibits the formation and accumulation of melanin. It also Inhibits the activity of tyrosinase.
  2. Mometasone furoate Topical - 0.1% w/w - It is a corticosteroid (topical glucocorticosteroid) which is an anti-inflammatory steroid that helps in reducing redness, skin inflammation disorders such as eczema & psoriasis, itching, swelling, hay fever, asthma etc. The inflammation is reduced by prevention of the accumulation macrophages in the sites of inflammation and the reduction of the permeability of the capillary membranes. Wiki
  3. Tretinoin Topical - 0.025% w/w - Tretinoin is known as all-trans retinoic acid. It is used topically to prevent acne & pimples. It increases the turnover of follicular epithelial cells
Source: NCBI

Melacare Cream should be used in prescribed quantity by the doctor. You can buy Melacare Cream from a local pharmacy & there are many generic variants available as well. The drug is considered moderately expensive by popular opinion. It comes in form of cream and it can be used by referring to the prescription. Please check the expiry of the package. It is manufactured by Ajanta Pharma Ltd.

How to use Melacare Cream? -  Melacare cream is to be applied topically on the skin as instructed by a doctor. This cream is for external or local application only and should NOT be swallowed or injected.

Expert Advice Expert advice on Melacare Cream

  • How does it work? Hydroquinone inhibits the deposition of melanin on the skin and thus helps in lightening skin pigmentation. Mometasone, on the other hand, is a steroid that helps in reducing skin inflammation & itching. Lastly, it contains Tretinoin that is crucial in the treatment of acne and pimples by increasing the turnover of epithelial cells on follicles.
  • If after applying Melacare cream doesn't show improvement, please seek medical help for alternate solution
  • Do not used this cream on the advice of a friend or family. Similarly, do not give this cream to someone you feel has the same symptoms.
  • Always check for expiry on the package or with the pharmacist before buying the cream
  • Store Melacare Cream at room temperature & avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • As Melacare Cream contains steroid, there might be some side effects such as acne, hair growth, appetite changes etc. when subjected to a longer use
  • Melacare Cream is not the cure to a problem but only provides temporary change in skin pigmentation and acne
  • Using large amount of cream might also cause hormonal changes
  • Melacare Cream has several uses & side effects, users are advised to reach the article thoroughly to avoid jumping to conclusions

Precautions Precautions and drug interaction of Melacare Cream

Before using Melacare Cream, please consult a doctor especially if you have any of the following contraindications & conditions:-
  • Allergic to Melacare Cream or any of its components
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Sunburns
  • Hypersensitivity
Melacare Cream Drug Interactions
  • Salicylic acid (present in many face washes)
  • Sulfur
  • Resorcinol
This is a non-exhaustive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Melacare Cream. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.
Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight because it may reverse the bleaching effect of Hydroquinone. Use sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable.
  • Avoid any contact with eyes
  • Do not cover the area where you have applied the cream
  • Avoid contact with eyes or mouth. In case of any contact, wash the eyes or mouth immediately and consult a medical professional
  • Using large amount of cream might affect the hormones
  • Do not wash the affected area immediately after applying this cream
  • Clean and dry the skin area where Melacare Cream is to be applied
  • Contact your dermatologist if you develop any unprecedented rashes or skin allergies
  • Do not use Melacare Cream on open wounds or injuries
  • Inform your doctor about all the other cosmetic products that you are using on face

FAQs Commonly asked question on Melacare Cream

1. Is Melacare Cream safe to be used on the face?
Yes, it is safe to use Melacare Cream on the face for skin whitening and treatment of acne as per the instruction of a dermatologist.

2. I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Melacare Cream, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Melacare Cream, please talk to a physician immediately. It might cause pilling and even affect the hormones.

3. Can Melacare Cream be used along with alcohol?
There is no significant interaction between Melacare and alcohol.

4. Can Melacare Cream be used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Lactating Women should consult a gynecologist for more details before using this cream. Pregnant women should avoid Tretinoin and must weigh the pros & cons of the cream, with the help of a doctor before it is used.

5. Can I buy Melacare cream Over The Counter (OTC)?
Yes, Melacare Cream is available over the counter. But it is recommended to seek an advice from a medical professional before using this cream.

6. Is using Melacare Cream addictive?
No. Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully.

7. I took an expired dose of the cream. What should I do?
Taking an expired dose of Melacare Cream might not be harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.

8. Can use of Melacare Cream cause cancer?
There are some rodent studies that found that high amount of Melacare Cream can cause cancer. Although, there is no carcinogenic property associated with humans. Read more

9. Will my skin become dark again if I stop using Melacare Cream?
Yes. The effects of Melacare cream are temporary where it inhibits the accumulation of melanin in the skin. Once the cream is discontinued, melanin will start accumulating again.

10. How does using Melacare Cream helps with acne?
Melacare Cream has Tretinoin that is used to treat acne.

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Customer Review Patient reviews on Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is more effective that fair & lovely for becoming white.
Melacare has not just helped me with skin lightening but has also helped me in reducing acne.
Melacare contains steroids which helps in reducing inflammation.
How many times should I use Melacare Cream?

About Author

The above medicine data is written by Dr. Surender Sharma. It is edited, updated and maintained by JustDoc Quality Team. If you have any queries regarding the data, please email us at doctors@justdoc.com. Read about our Medical Team here.

Melacare Cream is available in 100+ cities in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Ranchi, Howrah (city area), Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Solapur, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Moradabad, Mysore, Bareily, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Thiruvananthapuram, Guntur, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Secunderabad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon
Information on this page was last updated on - Thu, Mar 15 2018

Disclaimer
The above information is collected by experts on JustDoc.com for Melacare Cream. This information is accurate, complete & up-to-date to the best of knowledge & understanding of a medical professional. Please do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. JustDoc doesn't guarantee the accuracy & exhaustiveness of the above-mentioned information about Melacare Cream. Users are recommended to visit a physician or consult a doctor on justdoc.com for a professional opinion about your condition.

About Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is a topical skin cream used for skin whitening and to treat acne, freckles, melasma and other allergic skin disorders. It is a triple combination of Hydroquinone, Mometasone and Tretinoin.

Uses Benefits and uses of Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is generally used to treat various skin disorders but there are several other uses where it could be applied:-
  1. Dark Pigmentation
  2. Melasma
  3. Lightening the brown spots
  4. Acne Vulgaris
  5. Freckles
  6. Age Spots
  7. Wrinkles
  8. Allergic Disorders
  9. Skin inflammation
  10. Redness & itching
This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses & benefits of the Melacare Cream as well. Please do not used this cream because someone has used it with similar symptoms. Please consult a physician or a dermatologist before using the cream.

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Side Effects List of side-effects of Melacare Cream

Apart from the uses of Melacare Cream is used for, there could be certain side-effects associated with the drug. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Skin Irritation
  2. Contact Dermatitis
  3. Skin Lightening
  4. Skin Burning (due to Tretinoin)
  5. Hypopigmentation
  6. Swelling of face (due to Tretinoin)
  7. Skin thinning
  8. Hair loss, shortness of breath and headache (due to Tretinoin)
  9. Skin redness & inflammation (due to Hydroquinone)
  10. Hormonal Changes, Acne, Rosacea, stretch marks, pimples (due to Mometasone)
  11. Dryness
While some symptoms could be common, there are a few rare symptoms. If you feel any symptom (whether or not it is mentioned in the above list), please ask a dermatologist instantly. Also, consult the doctor if you have rashes. The above list may not be exhaustive and please report if you have any other symptoms. These symptoms become more prominent when one is prone to a longer use (especially of steroid).

Composition and Dosage Dosage and Composition of Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is made with the following active ingredients:-
  1. Hydroquinone Topical - 2% w/w - It is a melanin synthesis inhibitor. Melanin is a skin pigment that accumulates and causes skin darkening. Hydroquinone has a bleaching effect and inhibits the formation and accumulation of melanin. It also Inhibits the activity of tyrosinase.
  2. Mometasone furoate Topical - 0.1% w/w - It is a corticosteroid (topical glucocorticosteroid) which is an anti-inflammatory steroid that helps in reducing redness, skin inflammation disorders such as eczema & psoriasis, itching, swelling, hay fever, asthma etc. The inflammation is reduced by prevention of the accumulation macrophages in the sites of inflammation and the reduction of the permeability of the capillary membranes. Wiki
  3. Tretinoin Topical - 0.025% w/w - Tretinoin is known as all-trans retinoic acid. It is used topically to prevent acne & pimples. It increases the turnover of follicular epithelial cells
Source: NCBI

Melacare Cream should be used in prescribed quantity by the doctor. You can buy Melacare Cream from a local pharmacy & there are many generic variants available as well. The drug is considered moderately expensive by popular opinion. It comes in form of cream and it can be used by referring to the prescription. Please check the expiry of the package. It is manufactured by Ajanta Pharma Ltd.

How to use Melacare Cream? -  Melacare cream is to be applied topically on the skin as instructed by a doctor. This cream is for external or local application only and should NOT be swallowed or injected.

Expert Advice Expert advice on Melacare Cream

  • How does it work? Hydroquinone inhibits the deposition of melanin on the skin and thus helps in lightening skin pigmentation. Mometasone, on the other hand, is a steroid that helps in reducing skin inflammation & itching. Lastly, it contains Tretinoin that is crucial in the treatment of acne and pimples by increasing the turnover of epithelial cells on follicles.
  • If after applying Melacare cream doesn't show improvement, please seek medical help for alternate solution
  • Do not used this cream on the advice of a friend or family. Similarly, do not give this cream to someone you feel has the same symptoms.
  • Always check for expiry on the package or with the pharmacist before buying the cream
  • Store Melacare Cream at room temperature & avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • As Melacare Cream contains steroid, there might be some side effects such as acne, hair growth, appetite changes etc. when subjected to a longer use
  • Melacare Cream is not the cure to a problem but only provides temporary change in skin pigmentation and acne
  • Using large amount of cream might also cause hormonal changes
  • Melacare Cream has several uses & side effects, users are advised to reach the article thoroughly to avoid jumping to conclusions

Precautions Precautions and drug interaction of Melacare Cream

Before using Melacare Cream, please consult a doctor especially if you have any of the following contraindications & conditions:-
  • Allergic to Melacare Cream or any of its components
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Sunburns
  • Hypersensitivity
Melacare Cream Drug Interactions
  • Salicylic acid (present in many face washes)
  • Sulfur
  • Resorcinol
This is a non-exhaustive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Melacare Cream. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor about all your present medications.
Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight because it may reverse the bleaching effect of Hydroquinone. Use sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable.
  • Avoid any contact with eyes
  • Do not cover the area where you have applied the cream
  • Avoid contact with eyes or mouth. In case of any contact, wash the eyes or mouth immediately and consult a medical professional
  • Using large amount of cream might affect the hormones
  • Do not wash the affected area immediately after applying this cream
  • Clean and dry the skin area where Melacare Cream is to be applied
  • Contact your dermatologist if you develop any unprecedented rashes or skin allergies
  • Do not use Melacare Cream on open wounds or injuries
  • Inform your doctor about all the other cosmetic products that you are using on face

FAQs Commonly asked question on Melacare Cream

1. Is Melacare Cream safe to be used on the face?
Yes, it is safe to use Melacare Cream on the face for skin whitening and treatment of acne as per the instruction of a dermatologist.

2. I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Melacare Cream, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Melacare Cream, please talk to a physician immediately. It might cause pilling and even affect the hormones.

3. Can Melacare Cream be used along with alcohol?
There is no significant interaction between Melacare and alcohol.

4. Can Melacare Cream be used during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Lactating Women should consult a gynecologist for more details before using this cream. Pregnant women should avoid Tretinoin and must weigh the pros & cons of the cream, with the help of a doctor before it is used.

5. Can I buy Melacare cream Over The Counter (OTC)?
Yes, Melacare Cream is available over the counter. But it is recommended to seek an advice from a medical professional before using this cream.

6. Is using Melacare Cream addictive?
No. Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully.

7. I took an expired dose of the cream. What should I do?
Taking an expired dose of Melacare Cream might not be harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.

8. Can use of Melacare Cream cause cancer?
There are some rodent studies that found that high amount of Melacare Cream can cause cancer. Although, there is no carcinogenic property associated with humans. Read more

9. Will my skin become dark again if I stop using Melacare Cream?
Yes. The effects of Melacare cream are temporary where it inhibits the accumulation of melanin in the skin. Once the cream is discontinued, melanin will start accumulating again.

10. How does using Melacare Cream helps with acne?
Melacare Cream has Tretinoin that is used to treat acne.

Melacare Cream Image

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Customer Review Patient reviews on Melacare Cream

Melacare Cream is more effective that fair & lovely for becoming white.
Melacare has not just helped me with skin lightening but has also helped me in reducing acne.
Melacare contains steroids which helps in reducing inflammation.
How many times should I use Melacare Cream?

About Author

The above medicine data is written by Dr. Surender Sharma. It is edited, updated and maintained by JustDoc Quality Team. If you have any queries regarding the data, please email us at doctors@justdoc.com. Read about our Medical Team here.

Buy Melacare Cream in 100+ cities in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Ranchi, Howrah (city area), Jabalpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Solapur, Hubballi-Dharwad, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Moradabad, Mysore, Bareily, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Thiruvananthapuram, Guntur, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Secunderabad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon
Information on this page was last updated on - Thu, Mar 15 2018

Disclaimer
The above information is collected by experts on JustDoc.com for Melacare Cream. This information is accurate, complete & up-to-date to the best of knowledge & understanding of a medical professional. Please do not use this information as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. JustDoc doesn't guarantee the accuracy & exhaustiveness of the above-mentioned information about Melacare Cream. Users are recommended to visit a physician or consult a doctor on justdoc.com for a professional opinion about your condition.

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