Methoxsalen treats severe psoriasis and skin pigment disorders. Avoid sun exposure when possible. If not, wear protective clothing and wear sunscreen.
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Uses of Methoxsalen
Methoxsalen is used in the treatment of:
- Mycosis Fungoides
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Methoxsalen Brand Names
Methoxsalen may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Methoxsalen Drug Class
Methoxsalen is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Methoxsalendrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Methoxsalen and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Methoxsalen falls into category D:
It has been shown that use of Methoxsalen in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.
Take methoxsalen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Methoxsalen dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Methoxsalen is available in the following doses:
- Methoxsalen 10 Mg Oral Capsule
- Methoxsalen 20 Mcg/ml Injectable Solution
- Methoxsalen Compounding Powder
- Methoxsalen Topical 1% Topical Lotion
- Methoxsalen Topical 2 Mcg/ml Topical Solution
Forms of Medication
Methoxsalen is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Oral Capsule
- Topical Lotion
- Topical Solution