Melanocyl Tablet

Introduction

Melanocyl Tablet is a medicine used along with controlled ultraviolet light for effective treatment of certain skin diseases like vitiligo and psoriasis.

Melanocyl Tablet is taken after meals in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Taking with food helps to increase the absorption of the medication as well as decreases nausea. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects of Melanocyl Tablet are nausea, itching, and redness of the skin. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Taking this medicine makes the skin more sensitive to the sun. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Try to avoid exposure of your skin and lips to sunlight for eight hours after treatment.

Uses of Melanocyl Tablet

  • Vitiligo
  • Psoriasis

Side effects of Melanocyl Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Melanocyl

  • Itching
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Nausea

How to use Melanocyl Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Melanocyl Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Melanocyl Tablet works

Melanocyl Tablet is a organic compound. It is used along with ultraviolet-A irradiation. It works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Melanocyl Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Melanocyl Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CAUTION
Melanocyl Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Melanocyl Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Melanocyl Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Melanocyl Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Melanocyl Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.