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Meladerm (Inga) Information

Meladerm (Inga) is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas. Other than this, Meladerm (Inga) has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Meladerm (Inga) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Meladerm (Inga) include Skin redness, Blisters on skin. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Meladerm (Inga) can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Meladerm (Inga) are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Meladerm (Inga) has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Meladerm (Inga)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Meladerm (Inga) related warnings section.

Meladerm (Inga) can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Meladerm (Inga) in conditions like Porphyria, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Skin Cancer. Other contraindications of Meladerm (Inga) have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Meladerm (Inga) may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Meladerm (Inga), it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Meladerm (Inga) Benefits & Uses

Meladerm (Inga) is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Meladerm (Inga) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Vitiligo (Leucoderma)
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given on alternate days
Geriatric
  • Disease: Vitiligo (Leucoderma)
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given on alternate days

Meladerm (Inga) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Meladerm (Inga) safe for pregnant women?


    No research has not been done till date on the safety of Meladerm for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Meladerm (Inga) safe during breastfeeding?


    No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Meladerm on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Meladerm will cause side effects or not.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Meladerm (Inga) on the Kidneys?


    Meladerm may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Meladerm (Inga) on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Meladerm. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Meladerm (Inga) on the Heart?


    Meladerm may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Meladerm (Inga) with Other Drugs

Meladerm (Inga) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Meladerm (Inga) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Meladerm (Inga) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Meladerm (Inga)

  • Is this Meladerm (Inga) habit forming or addictive?


    Meladerm (Inga) is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Meladerm (Inga) as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Meladerm (Inga) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Meladerm (Inga) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Meladerm (Inga) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Meladerm (Inga)


    Taking Meladerm (Inga) with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Meladerm (Inga)


    Information about the interaction of Meladerm (Inga) and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Uvadex® (methoxsalen)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 890-891

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