MELALITE FORTE CREAM contains Hydroquinone which belongs to the group of medicines called Demelanizing agents. It is used to lighten the areas of darkened skin such as chloasma (brown patches appear on the face due to hormonal changes during pregnancy), melasma (skin problem caused by brown to gray-brown patches on the face due to sun exposure), freckles (small brown spots on skin often in areas that gets exposed to sun), age spots and acne scars.
Skin darkening is called as epidermal hyper-pigmentation and it is caused by deposit of too much melanin in the skin.
Before using MELALITE FORTE CREAM, inform your doctor if you have any inflammatory skin conditions, skin cancer or taking any other medicines that cause sensitivity to light (Ex. chlorpromazine, doxycycline and amiodarone).
This medicine is not recommended for use if you are regularly exposed to sunlight for long hours. Your doctor may advise you to use sunscreen products in addition to MELALITE FORTE CREAM to prevent pigmentation on the skin.
MELALITE FORTE CREAM is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Also, it is not recommended for use in children (less than 12 years of age). The most common side effects of using MELALITE FORTE CREAM are irritation, pain or swelling at the site of application, redness and skin dryness. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect gets worse or bothers you.
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