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Trioxsalen (By mouth)

Trioxsalen (trye-OX-sa-len)

Treats loss of skin color that may be caused by skin diseases such as vitiligo. May also increase tolerance to sunlight for patients who are allergic or sensitive to the sun. This medicine was withdrawn from the U.S. market in December 2002.

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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to trioxsalen. You should not use trioxsalen with other medicines that make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. This includes medicines you take by mouth or medicine you put on your skin. You should not use trioxsalen if you have a disease that makes you sensitive to sunlight, such as porphyria or lupus.

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Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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