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Methoxsalen (By mouth)

Methoxsalen (meth-OX-a-len)

Treats the symptoms of psoriasis. Used before treatment with ultraviolet radiation (UV light) so your skin will respond better to the treatment.

Brand Name(s):

8-Mop, Oxsoralen-Ultra

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to methoxsalen (Uvadex®, Oxsoralen®) or any other psoralen medicine, such as trioxsalen (Trisoralen®). You should not use this medicine if your skin is very sensitive to light, or if you have a disease that makes your skin sensitive to light. Do not use this medicine if you have had melanoma skin cancer or squamous cell skin cancer. Do not use this medicine if you have aphakia (no lenses in your eyes).

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

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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