Melamet Cream – Side Effects, Uses and Dosage Guide

What is Melamet Cream?

Melamet cream is a scientifically proven medicated skin brightening cream, usually prescribed for lightening and treating darn skin spots, wrinkles, and acne on the skin. It is also very effective against pigmentations, melasma, and other discoloration disorders. Melamet is the first line of defense against any skin disorders and it contributes to healthier and smoother skin. This cream is manufactured and marketed by UTH Health Care. It is available in the packaging of 15 gm per tube.

  1. Generic Medicine in The Cream?
  2. Dosage of This Cream
  3. Working Mechanism of This Medicine
  4. Why is This Cream Prescribed?
  5. Possible Side Effects of This Medicine
  6. Precautions While Using These Cream
  7. Using The Medicine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  8. Dosage for Children and Infants
  9. Where to Buy This Cream?
  10. Patient’s Queries About The Cream
  11. Reference

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Generic Medicine in The Tablet

The Melamet cream contains 3 generic ingredients. The composition in % w/w of ingredients are listed below:

  1. Hydroquinone (Bleaching Agent) – 2 %W/W
  2. Mometasone Furoate (Steroid) – 0.1%W/W
  3. Tretinoin (Retinoid) – 0.025 %W/W

Dosage of This Tablet

The quantity of Melamet cream to be applied and frequency of treatment depends on particular skin condition. Melamet should be used for at least a period of six weeks, but better to withdraw its usage slowly. Use Melamet cream just before bedtime and wash it off in the morning if you intend to go outdoors, as it may cause damage to your skin by turning it black. Kindly consult a qualified Dermatologist for the diagnosis of the problem and correct dosage information. Do not overuse the cream.

Working Mechanism of This Medicine

Hydroquinone is skin lightening and bleaching agent which improves overall tone of your skin. It lightens skins where hyperpigmentation has occurred like pregnancy marks, chloasma, melasma, freckles and others.

Cortisone is adrenocortical steroids and anti-allergy ingredient that treats or reduces inflammation, swelling, itching, and redness.

Tretinoin belongs to the class of retinoids which helps prevent and treat acne and wrinkles by peeling off dead skin cells or by stopping the growth of skin cells.

Why is This Tablet Prescribed?

Melamet cream is used for the management of following medical conditions:

  • Lightning of dark patches and dark skin
  • Age Spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Topical Acne
  • Lightning pregnancy marks
  • Melasma

Possible Side Effects of This Medicine

Some commonly reported side-effects of Melamet cream are being described below:

  • Darkening of skin color
  • Mild dryness in the skin
  • Scaling and mild burning
  • Facial swelling
  • Numbness
  • Rashes
  • Photosensitivity
  • Soreness
  • Burning
  • Thickening of skin
  • Skin redness due to allergic reaction
  • Itching
  • Skin Irritation
  • Tenderness in the skin
  • Inflammation, burning
  • Stinging
  • Erythema
  • Changes in color of skin
  • Blisters at the cream applied area
  • Reaction at the cream applied area

Some side effects of the individual ingredients include:

Hydroquinone:

  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Mild skin irritation
  • Burning
  • Erythema
  • Ochronosis (skin darkening and disfiguration)

Tretinoin:

  • Mild burning
  • Skin redness
  • Scaling
  • Itching

Mometasone Furoate:

  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Itching

This list is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects. If any of these side effects persist longer, consult a dermatologist immediately.

Precautions While Using These Tablets

One should use the following precautionary steps while using the Cream:

  • Use the cream topically and externally only. Don’t apply this cream on open wounds.
  • Be sure that the patient is not allergic to any of the component of this cream
  • This is cream for external use only.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any wound on the skin due to sunburn, dryness, chapping, or irritation, or on an open wound. Do not apply to any open wound or severely damaged skin.
  • Avoid inhaling and swallowing the cream.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any skin allergy.
  • Wash your hands before and after use. Clean the affected part before use.
  • Use with precaution while applying the cream near eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid covering the affected area with bandage etc. to prevent internal absorption in the skin
  • Before using a cream for the first time, use a small amount of cream on an unbroken patch of skin and check whether any kind of irritation occurs. If yes, then consult your Doctor immediately.
  • Monitor actively if being used for long-term.
  • Use with precaution while administering the cream to Children and Elderly patients.
  • Avoid the usage of this cream, if the patient has acute or systemic fungal infection
  • Withdraw the usage of this cream slowly
  • Use with caution in patients (especially women), who have recently undergone a thyroid test
  • This product has a weaker formula as compared to other creams, so it is relatively safe to use for the short duration.
  • Never exceed the amount of cream to fasten the healing process.
  • Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
    Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.

Using The Medicine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

This medicine is relatively safe to use during pregnancy but should be used only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor and please do not self-medicate.

In general, This medicine is safe to use while breastfeeding. Though should not be applied anywhere near the breast and use this medicine only when clearly needed. Make sure the baby doesn’t come in to contact with the cream. Consult a doctor to know the risks and benefits of the cream.

Dosage for Children and Infants

No, this cream is not meant to be used for Children and infants. It should always be kept out of their reach

Where to Buy These Tablets?

This medicine is available as an over the counter product. It is suggested to consult a dermatologist to know if you can use this cream on your skin or not.

Frequently asked questions

I have some dark spots on the face, can I use Melamet cream?
Yes, you can use the cream to reduce the appearance of dark spots on the face. Always, Consult a qualified dermatologist before using any cream or ointment on your skin.

Is this cream safe to be applied to open wounds?
This cream is meant for external use only. It should be applied topically to the skin. The cream is not safe to be used for open wounds. Using this cream on open wounds can worsen the wound and can also

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