methoxsalen (8-MOP, Oxsoralen Ultra)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is methoxsalen-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Methoxsalen has not been adequately studied in pregnant women. Animal data suggest that methoxsalen can harm the fetus when used by a pregnant woman. Women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant.
  • It is not known whether methoxsalen is excreted in human milk.

What else should I know about methoxsalen-oral?

What preparations of methoxsalen-oral are available?

Capsule: 10 mg

How should I keep methoxsalen-oral stored?

Methoxsalen should be stored at 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F)

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2016

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