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ARET HC 15MG CREAM

Manufacturer/Marketer

Menarini India Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About ARET HC 15MG CREAM

ARET HC 15MG CREAM is a combination medication primarily used to treat melasma (a type of skin problem). Melasma, also known as chloasma, is a common skin condition that causes brown patches on the face. It is more common in women than men. The discolored (grey-brown) patches occur mostly on the forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks.

ARET HC 15MG CREAM is a combination of three drugs, namely: Hydrocortisone (corticosteroid), Hydroquinone (skin lightening agent), and Tretinoin (retinoids). Hydrocortisone works by acting inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. Hydroquinone belongs to the class of skin-lightening agents that works by decreasing the amount of melanin (a skin pigment) that is responsible for the darkening of the skin. Tretinoin belongs to the class of retinoids (man-made vitamin A) that works by increasing the renewal of skin cells, which helps in the natural exfoliation of the skin’s outer layers.

ARET HC 15MG CREAM is only for external use. Use ARET HC 15MG CREAM as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to use ARET HC 15MG CREAM for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience dry skin, redness, irritation, burning, itching, or stinging sensation of the skin. Most of these side effects of ARET HC 15MG CREAM do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to ARET HC 15MG CREAM or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, a nursing mother, or planning for pregnancy, it is advised to consult a doctor before using ARET HC 15MG CREAM. ARET HC 15MG CREAM is not recommended for children below 10 years of age. Do not apply ARET HC 15MG CREAM on open wounds, dry, sunburned, windburned, chapped, or irritated skin. Avoid sun exposure while using ARET HC 15MG CREAM as it may make skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen while going out to protect your skin from sunburn. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with a bandage unless advised by your doctor. Avoid smoking until ARET HC 15MG CREAM has dried completely on your skin, and do not use ARET HC 15MG CREAM near open flame or high heat as it is flammable.

Uses of ARET HC 15MG CREAM

Melasma

Medicinal Benefits

ARET HC 15MG CREAM is a combination of three drugs, namely: Hydrocortisone, Hydroquinone and Tretinoin used to treat melasma. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that acts inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. When the skin reacts to any allergens, such chemicals are released normally. Hydroquinone is a skin lightening agent that decreases the amount of melanin (a skin pigment) that is responsible for the darkening of the skin. Tretinoin is a retinoid (man-made vitamin A) that increases the renewal of skin cells which helps in the natural exfoliation of the skin’s outer layers. Also, tretinoin loosens the cells on the skin’s surface and unblocks pores by reducing the production of oil in the skin. Thereby, it decreases pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Together, ARET HC 15MG CREAM reduces dark spots on the skin and provides relief from itching, redness and swelling.

Directions for Use

ARET HC 15MG CREAM is only for external use. Wash the face with mild soap and pat the skin dry. Take a small amount of ARET HC 15MG CREAM on the fingertip and apply on the clean and dry affected area as advised by your doctor. Avoid contact of ARET HC 15MG CREAM with nose, mouth, eyes, ears or vagina. In case ARET HC 15MG CREAM comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ARET HC 15MG CREAM

  • Dry skin
  • Redness, irritation, burning, itching or stinging sensation of skin

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to ARET HC 15MG CREAM or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, a nursing mother, or planning for pregnancy, it is advised to consult a doctor before using ARET HC 15MG CREAM. ARET HC 15MG CREAM is not recommended for children below 10 years of age. Do not apply ARET HC 15MG CREAM on open wounds, dry, sunburned, windburned, chapped, or irritated skin. Avoid sun exposure while using ARET HC 15MG CREAM as it may make skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen while going out to protect your skin from sunburn. Do not apply ARET HC 15MG CREAM in large amounts or use it for prolonged time than prescribed as it does not give quick or better results but causes adverse effects. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with a bandage unless advised by your doctor. Avoid smoking until ARET HC 15MG CREAM has dried completely on your skin and do not use ARET HC 15MG CREAM near open flame or high heat as it is flammable.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: ARET HC 15MG CREAM may interact with topical antibiotics (benzoyl peroxide). However, if you are using any other medicines, please inform your doctor before using ARET HC 15MG CREAM. 

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found. 

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have sulfite allergy, asthma, eczema (itchy, swelling of the skin), dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin), any skin infection, adrenal gland, kidney or liver disease, inform your doctor before taking ARET HC 15MG CREAM.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      The interaction of alcohol with ARET HC 15MG CREAM is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using ARET HC 15MG CREAM.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant. ARET HC 15MG CREAM is given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is unknown whether ARET HC 15MG CREAM is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before using ARET HC 15MG CREAM while breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      ARET HC 15MG CREAM usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      If you have any concerns regarding the use of ARET HC 15MG CREAM in patients with liver problems, please consult a doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      If you have any concerns regarding the use of ARET HC 15MG CREAM in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      ARET HC 15MG CREAM is not recommended for children below 10 years of age as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Avoid sun exposure while using ARET HC 15MG CREAM as it may make skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen while going out to protect your skin from sunburn.
    • Regular exercise can improve your mood and self-esteem though it doesn’t clear spots. Take a shower immediately after finishing the exercise.
    • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face from sun exposure.
    • Avoid using skin products that irritate such as skin cleansers or shampoos, harsh soaps, hair removers or waxes, hair colors or permanent chemicals, and skin products with astringents, lime, spices, or alcohol.

    Special Advise

    Please consult a dermatologist if the skin condition does not improve after 2 months of treatment with ARET HC 15MG CREAM.

    Other Information (ARE0005)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Melasma: It is also known as chloasma, a common skin condition that causes brown patches on the face. The discoloured (grey-brown) patches occur mostly on the forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks. Melasma may be caused due to sun exposure, hormone therapy, pregnancy, birth control pills, thyroid, or even stress. It is more common in women than men. It may occur in pregnant women due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and is called as ‘mask of pregnancy’ and fades away after pregnancy on its own or after stopping the usage of contraceptive pills. It can be treated by using skin-lightening creams, topical steroids, dermabrasion, or chemical peels.

    FAQs

    ARET HC 15MG CREAM contains Hydrocortisone (corticosteroid), Hydroquinone (skin lightening agent) and Tretinoin (retinoids). Hydrocortisone works by acting inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. Hydroquinone works by decreasing the amount of melanin (a skin pigment) that is responsible for the darkening of the skin. Tretinoin works by increasing the renewal of skin cells which helps in the natural exfoliation of the skin’s outer layers.

    ARET HC 15MG CREAM may cause skin irritation, burning sensation or itching at the site of application. However, if the irritation persists or worsens, stop using ARET HC 15MG CREAM and consult a doctor.

    ARET HC 15MG CREAM may increase the skin sensitivity to sunlight in the treated areas. Therefore, avoid or limit exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. You are advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out to prevent sunburn.

    You are advised to use moisturizer in the morning every day to restore the fat barrier of the skin that protects the skin from damage. ARET HC 15MG CREAM may make skin more sensitive to extreme weather conditions such as cold and wind. Therefore, wear protective clothing and use moisturizer as required. However, please consult a doctor before using moisturizing lotions or any other products with ARET HC 15MG CREAM.

    You are not recommended to use ARET HC 15MG CREAM with benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide or any other peroxide products as it may cause staining of the skin which can be usually removed with soap and water. However, please consult a doctor before using ARET HC 15MG CREAM with other medicines.

    You are not recommended to stop using ARET HC 15MG CREAM without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take ARET HC 15MG CREAM for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking ARET HC 15MG CREAM, please consult your doctor.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    ARET HC 15MG CREAM

    Country Of Origin

    INDIA

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    A Menarini India Pvt Ltd, B-801, Safal Pegasus, Prahalad Nagar Road, Anand Nagar, Ahmedabad ? 380015, Gujarat, India

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