Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide)
What is Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) used for?
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) is a topical medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from vitiligo. The medication operates by reducing skin pigmentation at the area of application to blend light areas of skin with darker areas surrounding it to reduce patchy skin appearance. Note that this medication is only meant for the treatment of vitiligo and should not be used for cosmetic purposes such as skin whitening, removal of moles, or other blemishes. Your physician may recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide)?
Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) should be used strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One daily administration is normally recommended to the area surrounding lighter patches of skin to blend them into the surrounding areas. Your individual directions will be determined by your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medicine rinse and dry the area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, and gently massage it into the skin. You are suggested to wear latex gloves when applying the cream to prevent it from discoloring your palms or hands. Thoroughly wash your hands after each use to prevent the cream from contacting any mucous membranes or areas of skin not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide)?
Some patients using Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious or worrying side effects occur being especially careful about signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be administered to patients who are allergic to decapeptide or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Avoid direct UV sunlight or cover the treated areas after applying the medication. You are also recommended to have a health check performed by your physician to ensure you do not have any unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Melgain Lotion (Decapeptide). 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.