Methoxsalen (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Methoxsalen (Topical)?

(meth OKS a len)

• This medicine is used to treat white patches of skin called vitiligo.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not go over exposure time.

• Exposure to sun or UV rays may age skin and increase risk of skin cancer.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Sunburn.

• Skin irritation.

• Itching.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include...

 
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