Oxsoralen

Drug List

Oxsoralen

Drug Name

Oxsoralen (Methoxsalen)

Manufactured By

Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used along with controlled ultraviolet light (UVA) to cause a return in skin color in patients with a certain skin condition (vitiligo). Methoxsalen works by making the skin more sensitive to UVA light. This combination helps to increase the number of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years.

How To Use

This medication is applied by a health care professional to affected areas of the skin before your UVA light treatment.

Side Effects

Mild reddening of the treated area may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: severe reddening of the treated area, blistering/burning/peeling of the treated area. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: other medications that may make your skin sensitive to light (such as anthralin, coal tar, griseofulvin, sulfa antibiotics like sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, thiazide diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide, tetracycline antibiotics like doxycycline).

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include: severe reddening of skin, blistering/burning/peeling of skin. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a treatment appointment, contact your doctor's office to reschedule.

Storage

Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.