Demelan (Glycolic Acid / Arbutin / Kojic Acid)
What is Demelan (Glycolic Acid / Arbutin / Kojic Acid) used for?
Demelan (Glycolic Acid/Arbutin/Kojic Acid) is a topical facial medication used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging. It operates as an exfoliant while encouraging the growth of new skin cells and improving the health of existing skin resulting in softer, lighter, and more attractive skin. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Demelan (Glycolic Acid / Arbutin / Kojic Acid)?
Demelan (Glycolic Acid/Arbutin/Kojic Acid) should be used according to the instructions of your physician and those included with the packaging of the cream to get the most effective results. It is normally applied once each day in the morning or before going to sleep. Rinse the skin before each use to remove dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, and gently massage the medicine into the skin allowing any excess to evaporate. Wash your hands after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected health problems Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the cream to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Demelan (Glycolic Acid / Arbutin / Kojic Acid)?
Although they are uncommon, the use of Demelan (Glycolic Acid/Arbutin/Kojic Acid) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as severe skin rashes, intense pain, or signs of an allergic reaction including swelling, pain, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not apply Demelan (Glycolic Acid/Arbutin/Kojic Acid) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The cream should not be used to treat patients with severe acne, psoriasis, or eczema. It is also suggested to inform your physician about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Demelan (Glycolic Acid/Arbutin/Kojic Acid). 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.