Methoxsalen
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Methoxsalen?

(meth OKS a len)

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

• This medicine is used to treat psoriasis.

• This medicine is used to treat skin cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

• Wear sunglasses during exposure and for 24 hours after exposure and protect lips with lipstick that contains sunscreen.

• 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?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may...

 
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