Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone)
What is Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) used for?
Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) is a topical medication primarily prescribed to treat inflammatory and pruritic signs of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. It contains a combination of medications that reduce the release of prostaglandins that cause pain, swelling, and irritation associated with these conditions. The cream also contains medication that lightens the skin and can reduce blemishes or marks left by these conditions. The medication is commonly used to treat eczema, psoriasis, or mild allergic reactions. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone)?
Always use Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally applied once daily to the affected area, but your individual directions will be based on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Always rinse the area of skin being treated before each application to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated.
What are the side effects of Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone)?
Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe pain, thinning of the skin, easier bruising, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe rashes, hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your frequency of application to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also recommended to inform your doctor of any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) 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.
Melacare Cream (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin/Mometasone) 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.