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    What is Demelan Skin?

    Demelan Skin Cream is used for Skin whitening, Melasma, Post-inflammatory pigmentation of the skin, Photodamaged skin, Skin lightening, Acne treatments and other conditions. Demelan Skin Cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Demelan Skin Cream contains Arbutin Topical, Glycolic Acid Topical and Kojic Acid Topical as active ingredients.
    Demelan Skin Cream works by treating or preventing melasma; healing the ultraviolet light burned skin; producing the anti-inflammatory effect; enhancing the skin deposition of hydrophilic skin-whitening agents;
    Glenmark Pharma manufactures Demelan Skin Cream.
    Detailed information related to Demelan Skin Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Demelan Skin Cream Uses

    Demelan Skin Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3
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    Demelan Skin Cream Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Demelan Skin Cream improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    • Treating or preventing melasma.
    • Healing the ultraviolet light burned skin; producing the anti-inflammatory effect.
    • Enhancing the skin deposition of hydrophilic skin-whitening agents.
    References: 1, 2, 3

    Demelan Skin Cream - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Demelan Skin Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Demelan Skin Cream - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Demelan Skin Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 4
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Demelan Skin Cream - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Demelan Skin Cream, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • avoid sun exposure
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Demelan Skin Cream. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Demelan Skin Cream. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
    References: 4

    Demelan Skin Cream - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Demelan Skin Cream - Contraindications

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Where to Buy Demelan Skin Cream

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    Demelan Skin Cream - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Demelan Skin Cream safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Kojic Acid Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Glycolic Acid Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Arbutin Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      References: 5
    • Is Demelan Skin Cream safe while breastfeeding?
      • Kojic Acid Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Glycolic Acid Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Arbutin Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Demelan Skin Cream be used for skin whitening and melasma?
      Yes, skin whitening and melasma are among the most common reported uses for Demelan Skin Cream. Please do not use Demelan Skin Cream for skin whitening and melasma without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Demelan Skin Cream.
    • How long do I need to use Demelan Skin Cream before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 day and 1 week as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Demelan Skin Cream. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Demelan Skin Cream.
    • Should I consume Demelan Skin Cream empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Demelan Skin Cream after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Demelan Skin Cream.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Demelan Skin Cream medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Demelan Skin Cream. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Demelan Skin Cream

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 6, 7, 8, 9

    Overdosage of Demelan Skin Cream

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Demelan Skin Cream, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 10, 11, 12

    Storage of Demelan Skin Cream

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Demelan Skin Cream.
    References: 13, 14, 15, 16

    Expired Demelan Skin Cream

    • Taking a single dose of expired Demelan Skin Cream is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 17, 18

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Demelan Skin Cream

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    Demelan Skin Cream - Packages and Strengths

    Demelan Skin Cream is available in the following packages and strengths
    Demelan Skin Cream - Packages: 15 gm
    Demelan Skin Cream - Strengths: 15Gm

    Demelan Skin Cream - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Demelan Skin Cream - Demographic Information


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