Melalite Forte 4% 30 gm Cream ( Alustra – Hydroquinone )

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Uses of Melalite Forte 4 %

Melalite Forte cream is used to treat hyperpigmented skin conditions like freckles, melasma (dark and discoloured patches on the skin).


Contraindications of Melalite Forte 4 %

If you are allergic to hydroquinone or any other ingredients of Melalite Forte cream.


Side effects of Melalite Forte 4 %

Burning or stinging sensation, irritation, itching, redness at the area Melalite Forte cream is applied.


Precautions and Warnings of Melalite Forte 4 %



Can I use Melalite Forte cream during pregnancy?
Melalite Forte cream should only be used if prescribed by your doctor as there is limited safety information available. In case you have been prescribed this medicine, avoid using it in larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.


Breast Feeding

Can I use Melalite Forte cream while breastfeeding?
Melalite Forte cream should be used while breastfeeding only if prescribed by the doctor as there is limited safety information available. However, caution should be exercised while using this medicine and you should avoid using it on the breast or areas near the breast or any large area of the body for a prolonged duration.



Can I drive if I have applied Melalite Forte cream?
Melalite Forte cream is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.



Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Melalite Forte cream?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol and Melalite Forte cream, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.


Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergic reaction or an infection after using Melalite Forte cream. Immediately contact your doctor.
  • You are applying for the medicine on a larger skin area, broken skin or under skin folds.
  • You have any type of skin infection.
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition after applying Melalite Forte cream for 7 days.
  • You notice a blue-black darkening on your skin, immediately contact your doctor.
  • You must avoid being in the sunlight for too long.
  • You should avoid getting any medicine into your eyes, nose, mouth, open wounds, armpits, private parts. In case of such an exposure, you should wash the affected part thoroughly with water.
  • Melalite Forte cream should not be used to treat any other condition than that prescribed by the doctor.
  • This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.


Mode of Action of Melalite Forte 4 %

How Does It Work?

Hydroquinone in Melalite Forte cream works by inhibiting an enzyme known as tyrosinase which is responsible for the production of a pigment called melanin, which is responsible for skin pigmentation and melasma.

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Directions for Use of Melalite Forte 4 %

  • Melalite Forte cream is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Clean and dry the application area.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Apply a thin layer of this medicine on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.


Interactions of Melalite Forte 4 %

Interactions with other medicines

Since Melalite Forte cream is to be used externally on the skin it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treating other health conditions.

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Storage and disposal of Melalite Forte 4 %

  • Store Melalite Forte cream in the original container in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.


Dosage of Melalite Forte 4 %


As Melalite Forte cream is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, excessive use of this medicine may cause a slight burning sensation and redness of the skin. Upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have overapplied it, wipe out the excess medicine with tissue or cotton.

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Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying Melalite Forte cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply this medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.


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