MELANOX FORTE 4% CREAM is a topical preparation in the form of a cream containing Hydroquinone USP 4% in a vanishing cream base containing AHA (Glycolic acid). Hydroquinone inhibits the enzymatic oxidation of 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)alanine (dopa) and suppresses the metabolic processes of melanocytes. Therefore this drug is intended for the treatment of hyperpigmentation in the form of dark spots, black spots due to melanin which can arise due to age development, due to conditions after inflammation, or due to the use of anti-pregnancy pills. Hyperpigmentation usually develops due to sunlight. When using this drug, you MUST comply with the doctor’s instructions.
General Indications: For topical use for the treatment of hyperpigmentation in the form of dark spots, dark spots due to melanin which can arise due to age development, due to conditions after inflammation, or due to the use of anti-pregnancy pills.
Composition: Hydroquinone 4 %
Dose: Apply once a day at night, use sun protection cream during the day.
How to use: Apply on the desired skin whitening. Melanox Forte is only used at night before going to bed after the skin has been cleaned with a cleansing cream / lotion. During the day wear a sun repellent cream. Generally, the dark color of the skin will start to turn white after 2 weeks of treatment. When the desired whitening level has been reached, use only as needed.
– Avoid contact with eyes. – Keep out of reach of children under the age of 12 – Not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
Contra indication: Patients with a history of excessive sensitivity to Hydroquinone or one of the cream base components.
Side effects: Skin irritation. Stop using it if redness or itching occurs on the skin within 24 hours after use.