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Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

KLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm

Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is a skin-related medication primarily used to treat melasma (dark brown patch on skin). Melasma is also known as chloasma or mask of pregnancy, is a common skin condition that causes brown patches on the face. It is more common in women than in men. The discoloured (grey-brown) patches occur mostly on the forehead, chin, nose and cheeks.

Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm contains three medicines, namely: Fluocinolone acetonide (steroid), Hydroquinone (skin lightening or bleaching agent), and Tretinoin (a form of Vitamin A or retinoids). Fluocinolone acetonide is a steroid that blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen, and itchy. 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 skin’s outer layers.

Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is only for external use. Avoid contact of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm with nose, mouth, eyes, ears, or vagina. Do not apply on a cut, open wound, or burnt skin area. In case Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Some people may experience application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching, and redness). Most of these side effects of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm 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 Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, nursing mother or planning for pregnancy, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm. Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Do not apply Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm on ulcerated skin or wounds. Avoid sun exposure while using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm as it may make the 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 or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) that is in contact with Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm catches fire and burns easily. If you have a sulfite allergy, asthma, have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, skin thinning, perioral dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin around the mouth), genital itching, chickenpox, diabetes, cold sores, ulcerated skin, warts, shingles (a viral infection causing painful rash), eczema (itchy, swelling of the skin) or any other skin condition, diabetes, Cushing syndrome, glucosuria, inform your doctor before taking Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm.

Uses of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm

Melasma

Medicinal Benefits

Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm contains three medicines, namely: Fluocinolone acetonide (steroid), Hydroquinone (skin lightening or bleaching agent) and Tretinoin (a form of Vitamin A or retinoids) used to treat melasma. Fluocinolone acetonide is a steroid that blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. 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 skin’s outer layers.

Directions for Use

Apply Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm on the clean and dry affected area as advised by your doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm

  •  Burning
  •  Irritation
  •  Itching  
  •  Redness

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, nursing mother, or planning for pregnancy, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm. Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Do not apply Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm on ulcerated skin or wounds. Avoid sun exposure while using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm as it may make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause sunburn. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with a bandage unless advised by your doctor. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames as the fabric (bedding, clothing, dressings) that is in contact with Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm catches fire and burns easily. If you have a sulfite allergy, asthma, have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, skin thinning, perioral dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin around the mouth), genital itching, chickenpox, diabetes, cold sores, ulcerated skin, warts, shingles (a viral infection causing painful rash), eczema (itchy, swelling of the skin) or any other skin condition, diabetes, Cushing syndrome, glucosuria, inform your doctor before taking Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm. inform your doctor before taking Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    caution

    The interaction of alcohol with Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    caution

    The safety of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm in pregnant women is unknown and is given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    caution

    It is unknown whether Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm while breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    caution

    Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    caution

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm in patients with liver problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    caution

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Children

    unsafe

    Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is not recommended for children below 12 years of age, as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Avoid sun exposure while using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm as it may make the 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 cause irritation such as skin cleansers or shampoos, harsh soaps, hair removers or waxes, hair colours or permanent chemicals, skin products with astringents, lime, spices, or alcohol.

Special Advise

  • Avoid using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm for more than 6-8 weeks without a doctor’s advice.
  • Please consult a dermatologist if the skin condition does not improve after 2-3 months of treatment with Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm.
  • Do not take Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm by mouth. Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm is for use only on the skin (topical use). Accidently if Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm gets in your eyes or mouth, immediately rinse with cold water.
  • Do not take Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm if you allergic sulfa containing medicines and have asthma. It is better to contact a doctor in these conditions and take Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm. 

Other Information (MEL0177)

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 in men. It may occur in pregnant women, due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and is called a ‘mask of pregnancy and fades away after pregnancy on its own or after stopping usage of contraceptive pills. It can be treated by using skin-lightening creams, topical steroids, dermabrasion or chemical peels.

FAQs

Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm contains three medicines, namely: Fluocinolone acetonide (steroid), Hydroquinone (skin lightening or bleaching agent), and Tretinoin (a form of Vitamin A or retinoids). Fluocinolone acetonide is a steroid that blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen, and itchy. 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 skin’s outer layers.

Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm causes common side effects at application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching, and redness). Most of these side effects of Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Yes, Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm 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.

Yes, Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm may cause skin irritation, burning sensation, or itching at the site of application in rare cases. However, if the irritation persists or worsens, stop using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm and consult a doctor.

You are recommended to use Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, avoid using Melapik Plus Cream 20 gm for more than 6 to 8 weeks without a doctor’s advice.

Country Of Origin

INDIA

Manufacturer/Marketer address

KLM LABORATORIES PVT LTD, 1004, Hubtown Viva, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai-400060, Maharashtra, India.

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