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(meth OKS a len)
U.S. Brand Names
8-MOP®; Oxsoralen-Ultra®; Oxsoralen®; Uvadex®
Canadian Brand Names
Oxsoralen-Ultra®; Oxsoralen®; Ultramop™; Uvadex®
Mexican Brand Names
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• Severe burns can occur if this medicine is not used correctly. Follow healthcare provider's directions closely.
• There are different brands of this medicine. One brand cannot safely be exchanged for another. Any change must be directed by healthcare provider.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years of age.
• If you have an allergy to methoxsalen or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Melanoma or squamous cell cancer.
• If you sunburn easily.
• If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
• If you are breast-feeding.
How does it work?
• Methoxsalen increases skin color.
• It increases the sensitivity of the skin to light therapy.
• It injures cancer cells causing their death.
• It reduces irritation.
How is it best taken?
• Take this medicine 2 hours before exposure to UV light.
• Take this medicine with food.
• Avoid eating foods such as carrots, celery, cloves, figs, lemons, limes, mustard, or parsley.
• Use a rubber glove to apply.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Call healthcare provider for instructions.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect capsules and gelcaps from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• This medicine will be applied in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:58:55.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:26:03.0
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