What is Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin) used for?
Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin) is a topical medication used to patients with hyperpigmentation of the skin to even the skin tone. It operates by reducing melanin in the skin that causes deeper skin tones to remove darkened areas or blemishes. The medication also contains skin renewal properties to moisturize the area and stimulate the renewal of skin cells. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to be used along with others for the most effective results.
How should I use Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin)?
Use Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin) strictly as instructed by your physician to get the safest and most effective results. One daily application is normally administered in the evening, but your individual directions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The cream should be administered directly to the affected area by applying a small amount of medication and gently massaging it into the skin. Leave the area uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each administration or use latex gloves to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin)?
The use of Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may occur are severe redness, intense burning sensations, dizziness, nausea, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Stop using the cream and contact your physician as soon as any worrying symptoms occur to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency, dosage, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening situations.
Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin) is only meant for external use and should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, to areas with eczema, or if you are allergic to its contents or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician of any other chronic health problems you have that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Melalong (Hydroquinone/Tretinoin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.