GENERIC NAME: methoxsalen
BRAND NAME: 8-MOP, Oxsoralen Ultra
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Oral methoxsalen combined with UVA (ultraviolet A) radiation is used as photochemotherapy for the treatment of severe, disabling psoriasis that is difficult to treat and is unresponsive to other treatments.
- It also is used for treating idiopathic vitiligo (leucoderma) and cutaneous (skin) manifestations of T-cell lymphoma.
Common side effects include:
Other side effects include:
- Leg cramps
- Low blood pressure
- Stomach upset
Possible serious side effects include:
- Severe burns from over exposure to UVA or sunlight
- Sun sensitivity
- Worsening of psoriasis
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Premature aging
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