IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Methoxsalen Inj Precautions
Before using methoxsalen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sunlight; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
- unusual or bad reaction to other psoralen products in the past
- conditions that make you sensitive to light (e.g., lupus, certain porphyrias, xeroderma pigmentosum, albinism)
- no natural lens in the eye
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
- coal tar/UVA treatment
- radiation treatment
- arsenic treatments
- other skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas)
- liver problems
- kidney problems
- heart problems
For 24 hours after treatment with this medication, your eyes and skin will be more sensitive to the sun, including sunlight through a glass window. Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. To protect your skin when outdoors during this time, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher). To protect your eyes, wear dark wrap-around UV-absorbing sunglasses. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss using at least 2 reliable forms of birth control (e.g., condoms, birth control pills) while using this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Methoxsalen Inj Side Effects
Dizziness, headache, weakness, leg cramps, or bitter/sour taste in the mouth may occur. Skin freckling, dry skin, and skin aging may also occur. If these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This medication will make your eyes and skin more sensitive to the sun. (See also Precautions section.) Tell your doctor immediately if any of these signs of sun sensitivity occur:
- swollen/red/blistering/peeling skin
- vision changes
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised September 2010 Copyright(c) 2010 First DataBank, Inc.