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What is Melanorm-HC Cream?
Melanorm-HC Cream is a combination medication containing the active ingredients hydroquinone acetate and tretinoin and is considered a skin depigmenting agent. The medication works by inhibiting tyrosinase and other melanin forming enzymes from formation to decrease the amount of melanin in the skin. It can be used to lighten darkened skin areas to treat melasma, age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, chloasma and lentigo.
How is Melanorm-HC Cream used?
Melanorm-HC Cream should be applied topically only as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patient’s response to the therapy. Always wash and dry your hands and the affected area thoroughly before starting to apply the cream. Spread a thin layer of the medication to cover the entire affected area and gently massage it in. Wash your hands immediately after the treatment unless they are part of the treated area.
Melanorm-HC Cream may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Dry or itchy skin
- Burning, stinging or redness at application site
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Apply a small amount of the cream to an area of unbroken skin and check the area within 24 hours for any serious side effects. Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Melanorm-HC Cream is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems. The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.
How it works
Hydroquinone bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of the skin. It interferes with the synthesis of melanin and hampers important processes within cells that produce melanin (melanocytes). The bleaching effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation). Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A and belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids’. It helps the skin renew itself and works by slowing the growth of certain types of diseased blood cells. Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called corticost***ds. It prevents and treats allergic and inflammatory reactions by decreasing the number of blood cells that cause inflammation and allergy.
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Common side effects
If you experience any skin reaction., Itchy, Inflamed skin may occur occasionally. discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately, Mild to moderate irritation, Sore, Allergic skin reaction-red. Dry skin, Peeling, Higher levels of blood fats. common side effects of tretinoin cream or gel: increase or decrease of skin pigment; redness, Swollen, Conjunctivitis or dry eyes, Chest pain or abdominal pain, Sweating, Or feeling of warmth; sensitivity to sunlight; skin irritation; stinging at the application site., Worried or depressed, Skin rash, Pins and needles or numbness of your hands or feet, Bone or joint pain, An irregular heartbeat, Redness, Stomach upset, Itching, Dry or cracked lips, Breathing difficulties such as asthma, Loss of appetite, Feeling confused, Headache or feeling dizzy, Feeling tired, Difficulty sleeping, Changes to your eyesight or hearing, Oral tablets: hair loss, diarrhea or constipation, Peeling or inflammation, Cold or generally unwell, Feeling or being sick, Mouth or nose. Skin thinning, Striae ., Dilated and prominent blood vessels of the skin, Worsening of the condition that is being treated, Suppression of hormone release from higher centers in the brain after prolonged treatment, Allergy
- Please use hydroquinone products carefully. Its skin bleaching action may produce unwanted cosmetic effects if not used as directed.
- The use of sunscreen is a must while using hydroquinone. Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing. Even minimal exposure to sunlight can reverse the bleaching effect of hydroquinone.
- Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you develop allergic skin reactions or notice blue-black darkening of skin upon the use of hydroquinone.
- Hydroquinone creams are meant for external use on the skin only. Immediately wash-off with water, if the cream gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your lips.
- Do not use hydroquinone creams on broken, irritated or injured skin.
- Do not use hydroquinone creams with other creams that contain peroxide (hydrogen peroxide/benzoyl peroxide). This may produce a dark stain on your skin which can be removed by stopping the use of peroxides and washing with soap and water.
- Do not use hydroquinone creams with other creams that contain resorcinol, phenol, or salicylic acid unless advised by your doctor.
- Please check, if the hydroquinone cream contains sulfites. Such products may trigger allergic reactions in individuals with asthma.
- You may be advised by your doctor to perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction.
- Do consult your doctor before using hydroquinone, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is hydroquinone safe/good for skin?
Yes. Hydroquinone is used to bleach dark patches of skin. It is available as creams to be applied externally and is safe if used as directed, for the prescribed duration by your doctor. Occasionally it may cause side effects-red, sore, itchy, inflamed skin indicating an allergic reaction. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any such skin reactions.
Q. Is hydroquinone a st***d?
No. Hydroquinone does not have a structure or effect similar to st***ds.
Q. Is hydroquinone safe to use on the face?
Yes. Hydroquinone is used to bleach dark patches of skin and can be used on the face. It is available as creams to be applied externally and is safe if used as directed for the prescribed duration by your doctor. Please limit sun exposures and apply sunscreens or cover the treated area with protective clothing. Even minimal exposure to the sun can reverse the bleaching effect of hydroquinone.
Q. Is hydroquinone banned in India?
No. Hydroquinone is available and is not a banned drug in India.
Q. Is hydroquinone carcinogenic/does hydroquinone cause cancer?
Studies of hydroquinone in animals have indicated some evidence of cancer-causing potential (carcinogenicity). However, the carcinogenic effects in humans are not known.
Q. Is hydroquinone toxic?
No. Hydroquinone is not toxic if used as directed, for the prescribed duration by your doctor. It is available as creams and meant for external use on the skin only
Q. Does hydroquinone lighten/bleach your skin? Does hydroquinone lighten skin permanently?
Hydroquinone bleaches/lighten dark patches of skin. It reduces the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of the skin. This effect of hydroquinone is reversible (reversible depigmentation) with time and exposure to the sun and therefore not permanent.
Q. Does hydroquinone bleach clothes?
No. Hydroquinone has no known effect on bleaching clothes.
Q. Does hydroquinone make skin darker?
Hydroquinone may cause blue-black darkening of the skin. This is not the normal effect of hydroquinone. Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you notice the darkening of skin upon the use of hydroquinone.
Q. Does hydroquinone help acne?
No. Hydroquinone is used to bleach or lighten dark patches of skin. It has no known effect on the treatment of acne.
Q. Does hydroquinone cause redness?
Occasionally hydroquinone may cause side effects – redness of skin, sore, itchy, inflamed skin indicating an allergic reaction. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any such skin reactions.
Q. Is tretinoin a st***d/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin is not an st***d. It is a form of vitamin A and belongs to a group of medicines called ‘retinoids’. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Q. Is tretinoin safe/ tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years.
Q. Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/ lighten skin/ thin the skin/ work on wrinkles/ fade dark spots/clog pores/ cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin-related issues like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it.
Q. Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per the doctor’s prescription.
Q. Does tretinoin stain clothes?
It may stain as it has a preservative in it.
Q. Is hydrocortisone safe?
Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of medications called corticost***ds. Hydrocortisone is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is hydrocortisone the same as cortisone, cort stim, cort s?
Cort s is the proprietary (brand) name of hydrocortisone injection. Cortisone is another name of hydrocortisone. Cort stim is contracted (short) form for cortisol stimulation test.
Q. Is hydrocortisone good for ringworm, cold sores, hemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed.
Q. Does hydrocortisone help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin, and thrush.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Tylenol or Benadryl with hydrocortisone?
NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Benadryl (paracetamol, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine) should not be taken if hydrocortisone is being taken orally. There is however little chance of interaction between hydrocortisone for local application and other drugs that are taken orally. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of hydrocortisone ointment/cream and other medications.