GENERIC NAME: methoxsalen topical lotion
BRAND NAME: Oxsoralen
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
- Methoxsalen lotion is a topical repigmenting agent for treating vitiligo (leucoderma). It is used in conjunction with controlled doses of ultraviolet A light (UVA, 320-400 nm) or sunlight.
Common side effects include:
PREPARATIONS: Lotion: 1%
- Use of drugs that cause sun sensitivity will increase the risk of severe skin burns when using methoxsalen lotion. Examples of such drugs include doxycycline (Vibramycin), tetracycline, demeclocycline, methylene blue (Provayblue), and several other drugs.
PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:
- Methoxsalen lotion has not been studied in pregnant women and it is not known whether methoxsalen can harm the fetus when used by a pregnant woman. It is not known whether methoxsalen is absorbed into the blood stream when it is applied to the skin. Methoxsalen lotion should be used in pregnant women only when clearly needed.
- It is not known whether methoxsalen is excreted in human milk after it is applied to the skin.
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