Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide)
What is Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) used for?
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) is a topical medication prescribed for the treatment of vitiligo. The medication reduces skin pigmentation at the areas of application to blend them into darker coloured surrounding areas. This action helps to even out skin tone and reduce the patchy appearance of the skin in patients with this condition. Please note that this medication is only meant to treat vitiligo and should not be used for cosmetic purposes such as skin whitening, reducing the appearance of moles, or blemishes. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide)?
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) is normally administered once each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the cream rinse the area being treated to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, and gently massage it into the skin leaving the area uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. You are suggested to use latex gloves when applying the cream to prevent the cream from discolouring your hands or palms. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the medication from contacting the mucous membranes or other areas of the skin not being treated. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide)?
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication if you experience serious side effects such as severe pain, burning, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used by patients who are allergic to decapeptide or who have had a bad reaction to other similar vitiligo symptoms. Consult your doctor before beginning use of this product to ensure you do not have any other health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems.
Strictly use Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.