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Melanocyl Tablet 40's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Franco-Indian Remedies Pvt Ltd

Composition

METHOXSALEN-10MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Melanocyl Tablet 40's

Melanocyl Tablet 40's belongs to the class of medicines called psoralens primarily used to treat psoriasis (scaly, itchy, and red patches on the skin), or vitiligo (discoloured patches in different areas of the body, including the skin, hair). Psoriasis is a chronic, painful, nontransmissible, deactivating and damaging disease. Psoriasis can also be caused by internal and external activates, including sunburn, mild trauma, systemic drugs, infections, and stress. Vitiligo is a disorder in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, (cells that produce the colour), melanin that gives skin colour. 

Melanocyl Tablet 40's contains methoxsalen, that is used alongside ultraviolet-A radiation. It works by reducing the number of cells the skin makes.

Take Melanocyl Tablet 40's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Melanocyl Tablet 40's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical conditions. You may experience erythema (skin redness), oedema (swelling), blisters on the skin, and itching. Most of these side effects of Melanocyl Tablet 40's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Before starting Melanocyl Tablet 40's, please inform your doctor if you have any allergies, history of skin cancer, eye disorder, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, or skin pigment disorder. Immediately contact your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, and breastfeeding.

Uses of Melanocyl Tablet 40's

Psoriasis (scaly, itchy, and red patches on the skin), or vitiligo (discoloured patches in different areas of the body, including the skin, hair).

Medicinal Benefits

Melanocyl Tablet 40's contains methoxsalen, which is a local acting drug. It is primarily used in the treatment of psoriasis (scaly, itchy, and red patches on the skin), or vitiligo (discoloured patches in different areas of the body, including the skin, hair). Melanocyl Tablet 40's is an organic compound and a local acting drug. It is used alongside ultraviolet-A radiation. It works by reducing the number of cells the skin makes.

Directions for Use

Take Melanocyl Tablet 40's preferably with low diet food or milk or take it as a by advised your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Melanocyl Tablet 40's

  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Oedema (swelling)
  • Blisters on the skin
  • Itching

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Inform your doctor before using Melanocyl Tablet 40's, if you have previously had an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity). Before starting Melanocyl Tablet 40's, please inform your doctor if you have any history of skin cancer, eye disorder, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, or skin pigment disorder. Immediately contact your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, and breastfeeding. If there is an overdose, you may be trained to stay in a dark room for 24 hours and make yourself vomit.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Melanocyl Tablet 40's may interact with antibiotics (sulfamethoxazole, ciprofloxacin), diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide), antiviral (lopinavir, ritonavir), medicines used for lowering the level of cholesterol (rosuvastatin).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid eating or arriving in contact with limes, figs, mustard, and carrots.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Melanocyl Tablet 40's should be used with caution in patients with liver disease, skin cancer, heart disease, sunburn, and aphakia (absence of lens in eyes).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
  • LOPINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Melanocyl Tablet 40's to avoid unpleasant side effects. Alcohol can make you dizzier.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      It is not known whether Melanocyl Tablet 40's taken orally will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is not safe to use Melanocyl Tablet 40's for breastfeeding mothers. Always ask your doctor because it causes risks to the baby.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Melanocyl Tablet 40's usually causes dizziness and affects driving ability. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires alertness until you can do it safely.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Melanocyl Tablet 40's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Melanocyl Tablet 40's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      This Melanocyl Tablet 40's is not recommended for children below 12 years. Therefore, it is not safe for children.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Avoid sunlight exposure for 24 hours before taking Melanocyl Tablet 40's. Wear UVA-absorbing, and cover exposed skin, wrap-around sunglasses, or use sunblock for the twenty-four-hour period after treatment with Melanocyl Tablet 40's.
    • Use extra caution for at least 48 hours after each treatment. Cover your skin for at least 8 hours by wearing protective clothing after each treatment, 
    • Do not increase the quantity of Melanocyl Tablet 40's if you are taking or use additional time under an ultraviolet lamp or in the sunlight.

    Special Advise

    • You will need to have an eye check-up before starting Melanocyl Tablet 40's and also once a year afterwards.
    • Avoid sunlight on your lips or skin for at least 8 hours after taking Melanocyl Tablet 40's.

    Other Information (MEL0014)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Psoriasis: It is a chronic, painful, nontransmissible, deactivating, and damaging disease. It can happen at any age and is most common in the age group 50 to 69. Psoriasis can also be caused by internal and external activates, including sunburn, mild trauma, systemic drugs, infections, and stress. Psoriasis involves the nails and skin and is related to a number of comorbidities. Skin wounds are generalized or localized, mostly balanced, red pimples and plaques, sharply established, and usually covered with silver or white scales. Injuries cause harshness, itching, and pain.

    Vitiligo: It is a disorder in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, (cells that produce the colour), melanin that gives the colour of skin. The hair that develops in regions affected by vitiligo may also turn white. People with vitiligo must protect their skin from contact with the sun.

    FAQs

    Melanocyl Tablet 40's works by altering the way by which cells of the skin receive the ultraviolet light A (UVA) radiation, thus clearing up the disease.

    Immediately contact your doctor if you did not takeMelanocyl Tablet 40's at the correct time. You may need to reschedule.

    Avoid contact with artificial UV rays or sunlight other than your scheduled light treatment.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Melanocyl Tablet 40's

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    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    20, Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400 011

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    Strip

    1

    40 Tablet in 1 Strip