Melanocyl Tablet

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    Melanocyl Tablet Information

    Melanocyl Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas. Other than this, Melanocyl Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The optimal dosage of Melanocyl Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Melanocyl Tablet include Skin redness, Blisters on skin. While these are the most often observed Melanocyl Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Melanocyl Tablet 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.

    In addition, Melanocyl Tablet's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Melanocyl Tablet related warnings talks about Melanocyl Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Melanocyl Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Melanocyl Tablet in conditions like Porphyria, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Skin Cancer. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Melanocyl Tablet contraindications section.

    Besides this, Melanocyl Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Melanocyl Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Melanocyl Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Melanocyl Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas

    Other Benefits

    Melanocyl Tablet 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


    Melanocyl Tablet Side Effects

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

    Mild

    • Itching or burning
    • Nausea or vomiting

    Common

    • Skin redness
    • Blisters on skin

    Melanocyl Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Melanocyl Tablet safe for pregnant women?


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

      Unknown
    • Is the use of Melanocyl Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      There is no research available on the side effects of Melanocyl in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Melanocyl Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Kidney can be affected by Melanocyl. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Melanocyl Tablet on the Liver?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Melanocyl Tablet on the Heart?


      Side effects of Melanocyl rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Melanocyl Tablet with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Melanocyl Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Melanocyl Tablet

    • Is this Melanocyl Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Melanocyl Tablet has not been reported.

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


      Melanocyl Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Melanocyl Tablet only on doctor's advice.

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


      There is no benefit of taking Melanocyl Tablet for mental disorders.

      No

    Melanocyl Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Melanocyl Tablet


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

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Melanocyl Tablet


      Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Melanocyl Tablet.

      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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