About Melacare: Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone Furoate) is cream for topical use to treat inflammatory skin diseases like eczema and dermatitis. It produces a gradual bleaching effect to manage diseases that cause hyper pigmentation including melasma, freckles and senile lentigines. It has three active ingredients; hydroquinone-2%, tretinoin -0.025% and mometasome furoate-0.1%. Hydroquinone depigments the skin by inhibiting synthesis of melanin. Tretinoin, a form of Vitamin A, belongs to the retinoids class of drugs which help in rejuvenating the skin and treating acne vulgaris. Mometasome furoate, on the other hand, reduces inflammation and allergic reactions of the skin and airways by limiting production of the causal substances.
How to use Melacare
Follow your physician’s instructions regarding the application of Melacare Cream. This medicine is for topical use i.e. is applied to the affected area. Use a clean cloth to rinse the skin before treating to remove any dirt. Use a small amount of the cream and rub on the affected area while massaging into the skin. Do not rub the cream outside the target area; leave any residue to evaporate. After applying the cream, wash your hands to avoid contacting other unwanted parts like mucous membranes or the eyes.
The normal dosage is administering the cream to the affected skin area once or twice per day. It is a prescription medicine, and you have to receive a consultation for the doctor to examine you. The doctor can change the dosage in light of the severity, other conditions and any side effects experienced. Follow the dermatologist’s instructions including the dosage and the duration of use. Do not use more than the indicated amount.
Melacare Side Effects
Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone Furoate) - 2%/0.025%/0.1% (20g) has some unwanted side effects which can be narrowed down to individual components. The side effects include;
Hydroquinone can cause the patient to experience itchiness, skin redness and soreness, skin irritation, inflammation/ burning sensation, stinging and can culminate into ochronosis (darkening of the skin). Side effects can appear after prolonged use, and it’s safe for short-term treatment because of the low concentration.
Side effects associated with tretinoin include darkening of the skin, itching, skin tenderness, skin redness, blisters on the applied area, mild burning sensation, and skin dryness and it can aggravate acne in the first 2 – 4 weeks. It is recommended to use a skin moisturizer during the day to prevent dry and scaly skin after applying the cream.
This component has a side effect that generally last for a short time including a burning sensation (inflammation), acne, changes in skin color, skin dryness, stinging and itching.
In case you experience any adverse side effects, contact your doctor to get expert medical advice.
Inform your doctor if you have an existing skin condition like psoriasis and eczema. Your doctor should also know if you are taking any other topical cream before issuing a prescription. Avoid using Melacare Cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. This cream should not be used for a long time because it increases the risk of experiencing side effects. It is safe for pregnant women and won’t affect the unborn baby. It won’t pass into breast milk although Melacare Cream shouldn’t be applied close to the breast and in contact with the suckling baby.
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