GENERIC NAME: TRIOXSALEN - ORAL (try-OCK-sull-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Trisoralen
WARNING: Because serious side effects could occur during treatment with trioxsalen (eye lens damage, other skin problems), patients must be carefully selected and be under close medical supervision.
USES: This medication is a photosensitizer used to increase skin tolerance to sunlight and enhance pigmentation. It darkens the skin and thickens skin layers. It is used with UV light therapy.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. It is usually taken 2 to 4 hours before exposure to UV light. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than prescribed.
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