Melacare Cream 25 gm is a skin related medication primarily used to treat melasma (dark brown patch on skin). Melasma also known as chloasma or mask of pregnancy, is a common skin condition which causes brown patches on the face. It is more common in women than in men. The discoloured (grey-brown) patches occur mostly on forehead, chin, nose and cheeks.
Melacare Cream 25 gm contains three medicines, namely: Hydroquinone (skin lightening or bleaching agent), Mometasone (corticosteroid) and Tretinoin (a form of Vitamin A or retinoids). Hydroquinone belongs to the class of skin lightening agents that works by decreasing the amount of melanin (a skin pigment) that is responsible for the darkening of the skin. Mometasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids that works by acting inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. Tretinoin belongs to the class of retinoids (man-made vitamin A) that works by increasing the renewal of skin cells, which helps in natural exfoliation of skin’s outer layers.