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methoxsalen topical (generic name)

This medicine is combined with ultraviolet light or sunlight, in a therapy called PUVA
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • burning, blistering, or redness of the skin
  • increased sensitivity to the sun and skin irritation

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • generalized itching, dry skin

Where should I keep my medicine?

This medicine will be applied in your doctor's office and will not be stored at home.

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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Last Updated: July 06, 2009
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