methoxsalen topical (Oxsoralen)

  • 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-topical safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • 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.

What else should I know about methoxsalen-topical?

What preparations of methoxsalen-topical are available?

Lotion: 1%

How should I keep methoxsalen-topical stored?

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

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2016

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