methoxsalen (oral) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (8-Mop, Oxsoralen-Ultra)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss your methoxsalen dose or forget to take the medicine within 90 minutes to 2 hours before your scheduled UVA treatment.
The timing of when you take methoxsalen is very important in relation to UVA treatment. Therefore, you may need to reschedule your light therapy appointment if you have not taken methoxsalen at the proper time beforehand.
What happens if I overdose (8-Mop, Oxsoralen-Ultra)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. You will be extremely sensitive to light after an overdose.
What should I avoid while taking methoxsalen (8-Mop, Oxsoralen-Ultra)?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays other than your scheduled light therapy treatments.
What other drugs will affect methoxsalen (8-Mop, Oxsoralen-Ultra)?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use now or have used in the past (including those applied to the skin), especially:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- anthralin (Drithrocreme, Micanol);
- a bacteriostatic soap;
- coal tar (Betatar Gel, Denorex, Fototar, Ionil T, MG217, Neutrogena T/Gel or T/Derm, Tegrin Medicated Soap, and others);
- griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grifulvin);
- nalidixic acid (NegGram);
- a staining dye such as methylene blue, toluene blue, rose bengal, or methyl orange;
- a sulfa drug (Bactrim, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMX-TMP, and others);
- a diuretic (water pill) such as chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), and others;
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and others;
- a tetracycline antibiotic such as doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap); or
- phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro), promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methoxsalen. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about methoxsalen.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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