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Melalong Cream 15gm (Mequinol)
Mequinol (Tretinoin) topical is used to lighten the skin that has become dark due to melasma (skin darkening due to sunlight exposure), freckles (dark spots on cheeks, nose, arms, and upper shoulders that appears at a very young age) and solar lentigines (‘age spots’ – brown or black spots on face, hands, shoulders and arms due to exposure to sun light).
Mequinol (Tretinoin cream) belongs to class of medications called as melanin synthesis inhibitors. It bleaches the skin by reducing the accumulation of skin pigment called melanin that causes darkening of skin.
Tretinoin cream (Mequinol) is a form of vitamin A and belongs to a group of medications called as retinoids. It helps the skin to renew itself (causing peeling) and prevents skin inflammation.
Tretinoin cream is topically used to treat acne (pimples), rough texture of facial skin, reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and mottled skin discoloration. Melalong is prescribed for patients suffering from dark patches that are a result of various skin problems. This drug bleaches the skin to lighten it by reducing the skin pigment called melanin so that the dark patches also go away. Retino A Micro 0.1% Gel is available in Gel form. The side effects of this drug may include reddening of skin, allergic reactions, inflammation and blisters.
Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Application site skin tenderness, Application site reaction, Application site oozing, Application site blister, Darkening of skin, Facial redness, Flushing, Itching, Skin redness, Scaling
• Use of sunscreen is a must while using Mequinol topical. Avoid unnecessary sun exposures and cover the treated areas with clothing. Even minimal exposure to sunlight can reverse the bleaching effect of Mequinol.
• Discontinue use and contact your doctor immediately if you develop allergic skin reaction or notice blue-black darkening of skin upon use of Mequinol.
• Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
• Do not use Tretinoin cream on broken, irritated or injured skin.
• Do not use Mequinol creams with other creams that contain peroxides (hydrogen peroxide/benzoyl peroxide), resorcinol, phenol, or salicylic acid as it may cause unwanted side effects.
• You may be advised by your doctor to perform a skin sensitivity test to avoid any allergic reaction
• Use in children aged below 12 years is not recommended unless under the strict supervision of doctor.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
• It should not take if patient is allergic to Tretinoin cream or any of its ingredients.
Q. Is hydroquinone safe/good for skin and face?
Yes. Hydroquinone 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 sun can reverse the bleaching effect of hydroquinone.
Q. Is hydroquinone carcinogenic/does hydroquinone cause cancer?
Hydroquinone should not be used in excess quantity for long duration, as it is associated with possible carcinogenicity.
Q. Is tretinoin topical a st***id/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin topical is not a st***id. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medications called as ‘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 cream safe?
Tretinoin cream is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years.
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Mequinol / Tretinoin
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
15 gm in 1 tube
Mequinol (2%) + Tretinoin (0.01%)