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Methoxsalen (On the skin)

Methoxsalen (meth-OX-a-len)

Treats vitiligo (skin disease). Used along with ultraviolet light found in sunlight and some special lamps.

Brand Name(s):

Oxsoralen

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, or to other psoralen compounds. You should not use this medicine if you have melanoma, skin cancer, or if you have a disease with extreme sensitivity to sunlight (such as porphyria, lupus).

How to Use This Medicine:

Lotion

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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