Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

25g Cream in Tube
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Hydroquinone(2.0 %W/W) + Mometasone Furoate(0.1 %W/W) + Tretinoin(0.025 %W/W)
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Medical Description

Melacare cream is a combination medicine used for the treatment and prevention of moderate-to-severe melasma (dark and discoloured patches on the skin) and senile lentigines (dark spots or age spots i...
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Uses of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

Melacare cream is used to treat moderate-to-severe melasma (dark and discoloured patches on the skin). It is used to lighten the skin tone or appearance, especially when there is dark pigmentation.

Contraindications of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

  • If you are allergic to mometasone, tretinoin, hydroquinone or any of the ingredients of the Melacare cream.
  • If you have skin conditions such as eczema (infected skin due to allergy), rosacea (small red pustules on face), rashes around the mouth (perioral dermatitis) or damaged skin anywhere in the body.
  • If you have a viral or fungal infection of the skin, any ulcers on the skin or tuberculosis.
  • If you need to be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods (using sunscreen lotion is advisable).
  • If you have a skin tumour or a family history of skin tumour.

Side effects of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

  • Itching, redness, burning, irritation, thinning of the skin.
  • Skin sensitivity at the site of application.

Precautions and Warnings of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream



Can I apply the Melacare cream during pregnancy?
As there is limited information available about the effect of Melacare cream during pregnancy, thus it is recommended to avoid using this cream during pregnancy unless advised by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply the Melacare cream while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if the components of this medicine pass into the breastmilk and there are no establishments of its safety in breastfeeding women. Thus, it is not recommended to use if you are breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have applied Melacare Cream?
Melacare cream is unlikely to affect the ability to drive and operate machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with the Melacare Cream?
It is unknown if components of this medicine interact with alcohol. However, you should avoid using alcohol as it can delay the body's response to infection.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergic reactions after the application of topical creams.
  • You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You think rashes or infections have developed on the skin after using this medicine.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth or nose. If it occurs wipe or wash it off immediately.
  • You should avoid being exposed to direct sunlight, after applying this cream, to reduce the chances of photosensitization (which means skin damage due to UV or sunlight). Try to use good sunscreen wit...
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Mode of Action of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

How Does It Work?

  • Hydroquinone inhibits an enzyme known as tyrosinase, which is responsible for the production of a pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin pigmentation and melasma.
  • Tretinoin is a metabolite of vitamin A and is keratolytic. It is responsible for the elimination of melanin that has been formed. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Mometasone is a corticosteroid and it works by blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Mometasone narrows and constricts blood vessels, which are dilate...
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Directions for Use of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

  • Use this medicine as directed by your doctor.
  • Apply it on a healthy skin surface. Avoid applying on cuts and wounds.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this cream, then rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

Interactions with other medicines

  • Since this medicine is to be used externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other h...
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  • You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparation or supplements to avoid any interaction with Melacare cream.

Storage and disposal of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream

  • Store this medicine in the original container in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Do not freeze.

Dosage of Melacare Tube Of 25gm Cream


As this medicine is meant for external application, cases of an overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have ov...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed the application of this medicine, then apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply this cream to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How should I use the Melacare cream?

  • Apply it gently and as a thin film and rub/massage it thoroughly after applying, until the cream absorbs into the skin.
  • Exposure to the sun should be avoided and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent the sun's radiation from reaching your skin.
  • Do not use this cream more than as advised by the doctor. This cream should not be used for a prolonged duration to avoid side effects such as skin thinning, irritation.

Q: What is melasma?

A: Melasma is a skin condition characterised by dark spots or pigmentation (excessive production of melanin) on the skin. It appears as greyish brown to brown patches on the face. It usually occurs on the face, involving cheeks, forehead, lower eyelids, upper lip and nose.

Q: Can I use the Melacare cream for acne and pimples?

A: No, Melacare does not have any action against acne and pimples and thus should not be used for treating such skin disorders.


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ContainsHydroquinone(2.0 %W/W),Mometasone Furoate(0.1 %W/W),Tretinoin(0.025 %W/W)
Side effectsItching, redness, burning, irritation, thinning of the skin
Last Updated on: 12 Jan 2022 | 11:30 AM (IST)
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