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Melalite 4% - 30 gm Cream  

Hydroquinone, Glyceryl Mono Para Amino Benzoate


About Melalite

Melalite is the combination of the active ingredients hydroquinone and glyceryl mono para amino benzoate which reduces melanin production. Melanin is the pigment that produces brown skin. The shade of brown is determined by the amount of melanin. The active ingredients in Melalite will decrease the amount of melanin that is produced.
Hydroquinone and glyceryl mono para amino benzoate is sold under several different brand names. Nicholas Piramal/India manufactures Melalite. Melalite contains the same active ingredients as the US name brand Alustra.


Melalite (hydroquinone and glyceryl mono para amino benzoate) is a bleaching and skin lightening process. It works by obstructing enzyme reaction in the skin cells and lightens darkened pigmentation of the skin.
Melalite is available as a 4% solution 3 gm cream, and packaged in packs of one, three, or six tubes.

Warnings and Precautions

When using Melalite cream it is important that you follow all of your doctor's instruction. Do not exceed the recommended dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Read the enclosed medication information leaflet for all safety information.

In case of an accidental overdose, contact your doctor immediately or seek medical attention at the nearest medical facility.
If you forget to apply a dose and it has been more than one hour since the scheduled dosage time, wait and apply at the next scheduled time. If it has been an hour or less, apply as directed. Never apply more than the prescribed amount to make up for a missed dose.

Glyceryl-mono-para-amino-benzoate and hydroquinone should not be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding without discussing its use with your doctor to determine if it is safe for the baby.
Melalite should not be used if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

Melalite should not be used if you have any type of skin infection. This includes bacterial, viral, or fungal infections.
Do not apply Melalite if you have any wounds to the skin, including an open cut or abrasion, sun or windburn, cracked, dry or chapped skin, or any type of irritation.

Do not get in Melalite in eyes or mouth. If it accidently gets in the eyes or other mucous membrane wash thoroughly with water to remove. Melalite is a topical use cream and may be harmful if swallowed. Seek medical attention if cream is accidently swallowed.

When using Melalite it is important to avoid exposure to sunlight and artificial ultra violet light. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposed to sunlight for any amount of time.
Do not use Melalite passed the its expiration date

Drug Interactions

As is possible with all medication, there is a possibility of having a drug interaction with hydroquinone and glyceryl mono para amino benzoate which could cause a serious reaction. Discuss with your doctor what, if any, prescription and over-the-counter medications you are using. Your doctor will determine if they are safe to use with Melalite.
The doctor or pharmacist can provide a complete list of drugs and medications that should be avoided while using Melalite.

How to use

Follow your doctor's instruction precisely when applying Melalite. The usual dosage of cream is the size of a pea. This amount is usually enough to cover the affected skin. The dosage amount should not be changed unless by the advice of your doctor.

Before applying Melalite to the affected area, it is recommended that you take a skin allergy test by applying a small amount of the cream to a patch of skin that is free of any injury or irritation. If you experience any allergic reaction, do not apply the cream further.

Once the allergy test is complete, wash the area with soap and water and dry. You may now apply to the affected area of skin. By following your doctor's instruction consistently the lightening process will take less time to complete. Your doctor may advise you to apply Melalite from time to time to prevent the skin from darkening again.

Melalite should not be applied for longer or in amounts larger than is prescribed.
The patient leaflet packaged with the medication can provide most of the necessary information you will need to know for safe usage. If you have further questions or concerns about the medication or the instructions for use, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Always store Melalite in a location that is cool and dry.

Possible Side Effects

Some users may experience side effects when Melalite is used. It is important that you are aware of possible side effects and what to do if you experience any of them. Not all users will experience a side effect. If you experience any of the following side effects contact your doctor immediately or seek medical attention if your doctor is unavailable.

  • Blistering
  • Crusty skin
  • Dry cracking skin around nose and eyes
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Minor burning or redness at application site
  • Numbness
  • Peeling skin
  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • Scaly skin
  • Stinging or burning
  • Swelling located in the face, mouth, tongue, or lips

Get medical attention if you experience any of these side effects. If you experience any other unusual reaction after applying Melalite, contact your doctor immediately.

Additional Information

SKU 516
US Brand Name Alustra 30gm
Strength 30 gm Cream
Generic Name Hydroquinone, Glyceryl Mono Para Amino Benzoate
Manufacturer Nicholas Piramal (India)
PharmaceuticalForm Tube/s
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