Melan

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    • Country of Origin: India

    Melan Information

    Melan is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas. Other than this, Melan has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The correct dosage of Melan depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Melan include Skin redness, Blisters on skin. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Melan as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Melan are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    It is also important to note that Melan has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Melan has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Melan related warnings section.

    Melan is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Porphyria, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Skin Cancer are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Melan contraindications section.

    Besides this, Melan may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    You should also be aware that Melan is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Melan Benefits & Uses

    Melan is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas

    Other Benefits

    Melan 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


    Melan Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Melan is used -

    Mild

    • Itching or burning
    • Nausea or vomiting

    Common

    • Skin redness
    • Blisters on skin

    Melan Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Melan safe for pregnant women?


      Side effects of Melan during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

      Unknown
    • Is the use of Melan safe during breastfeeding?


      Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Melan for breastfeeding women are not known.

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Melan on the Kidneys?


      There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Melan. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Melan on the Liver?


      There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Melan. 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 Melan on the Heart?


      Very few cases of side effects of Melan on the heart have been reported.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Melan with Other Drugs

    Melan should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Melan Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Melan

    • Is this Melan habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Melan.

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


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

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Melan is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      No, the use of Melan in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Melan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Melan


      Some foods when eaten with Melan can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Melan


      Information about the interaction of Melan 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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