Metacortil Lite

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    Metacortil Lite Information

    Metacortil Lite, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. Other than this, Metacortil Lite has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The optimal dosage of Metacortil Lite 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. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Metacortil Lite also has some side effects, the most common being Erythema, Skin irritation, Skin Burning. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Metacortil Lite can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Metacortil Lite normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Metacortil Lite is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Metacortil Lite's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Allergy, Eczema must refrain from the use of Metacortil Lite since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Metacortil Lite are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

    You should also be aware that Metacortil Lite is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Metacortil Lite Benefits & Uses

    Metacortil Lite is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    • Hyperpigmentation

    Metacortil Lite 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: Hyperpigmentation
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 weeks
    • Special Instructions: dose should be apply at least 30 minutes before bedtime, used in melasma
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Hyperpigmentation
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Cream
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 weeks
    • Special Instructions: dose should be apply at least 30 minutes before bedtime, used in melasma

    Metacortil Lite Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Metacortil Lite safe for pregnant women?


      Metacortil Lite should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Metacortil Lite safe during breastfeeding?


      Metacortil Lite should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Metacortil Lite on the Kidneys?


      Metacortil Lite does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Metacortil Lite on the Liver?


      Metacortil Lite does not damage the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Metacortil Lite on the Heart?


      Metacortil Lite is not harmful for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Metacortil Lite with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Metacortil Lite Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Metacortil Lite

    • Is this Metacortil Lite habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Metacortil Lite is addictive.

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


      Metacortil Lite does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Metacortil Lite 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?


      Metacortil Lite is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Metacortil Lite Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Metacortil Lite


      You can take Metacortil Lite with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Metacortil Lite


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Metacortil Lite with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Metacortil Lite

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How long can I safely apply Metacortil Lite?

    Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Apply Metacortil Lite as advised by your doctor. However, you should not use it for more than 3 months because it can lead to unpleasant side effects. Do not use it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Does Metacortil Lite cause acne?

    Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    No, Metacortil Lite does not cause acne. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. In fact, Metacortil Lite helps in treating acne scar. However, if you are experiencing acne after taking this drug then it might be due to some other reason. You are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Metacortil Lite treat burn?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    No, Metacortil Lite does not treat the burn. It is used to treat lightening the dark skin. Burning sensation of skin is one of the side effects of this drug. However, if you experience an excessive burning sensation of skin after using this drug then stop using it and inform your doctor immediately without further delay. 

    Question about 4 years ago

    What is Metacortil Lite?

    Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Metacortil Lite is a brand name of hydroquinone. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drug known as melanin synthesis inhibitor. It is a skin-lightening product which is used for the treatment of hyperpigmentation/melasma. It is also used to reduce scars and dark circles.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Metacortil Lite on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    No, Metacortil Lite should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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