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Melalite Forte Cream

Manufactured byAbbott India Ltd.
ContainsHydroquinone
Description
Melalite Forte Cream is an effective topical medicine used to treat hyperpigmentation skin conditions such as dark-colored patches, freckles, and spots on the skin that appear due to sun exposure, hormonal changes, aging, etc.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Melalite Forte Cream

Lumacip 4 % Cream
Cipla Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Melalite Forte Cream

  • Burning or stinging sensation at application site
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Swelling of skin at the application site

Uses of Melalite Forte Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperpigmentation disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. The nursing infant should not come in contact with the medicine that has been applied to the mother's skin while feeding.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to hydroquinone or any other inactive ingredient present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. The nursing infant should not come in contact with the medicine that has been applied to the mother's skin while feeding.
General warnings

External use

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Skin sensitivity test

It is advised to take a sensitivity test to rule out the possibility of an allergic reaction before starting the regular use of this medicine.

Sun exposure

It is advised to minimize sun exposure after applying this medicine. Suitable precautionary measures should be taken while stepping outside.

Depilatory (Hair removal) use

This medicine should not be used for removal of unwanted hair from the body.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for the next scheduled application, then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if anyone has accidentally swallowed this medicine. Topical application in large quantities may not cause an overdosage.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by decreasing the formation of pigments that give a distinct color to the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical depigmenting agents

Schedule

OTC

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=dd90482e-c89f-429d-b861-f1220ec804d1

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Hydroquinone [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 26 May 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hydroquinone

DailyMed - BLACK AND WHITE SKIN BLEACH- hydroquinone cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 5 June 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=b303b837-fc01-4acd-a860-30555cf86c1f&audience=consumer
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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Jun 2020

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