Methoxsalen(Oxsoralen) is a member of the psoralens family of drugs. It is used to treat.vitiligo, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis are some skin diseases.
It functions by giving the afflicted areas new color for vitiligo, a skin disorder where the skin loses color in sporadic spots. It is used in conjunction with high-intensity ultraviolet A (UVA) light treatment for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. It might take months to complete the therapy.
For Vitiligo Use once a week to a few depigmented patches (patches losing skin color), and expose to UV radiation for no longer than one minute.
It’s crucial to take this medicine exactly as your doctor has advised. Take the missed dosage as soon as you remember and carry on with your usual routine after that.
Methoxsalen is used with ultraviolet radiation (found in sun and some specialized lamps) in a procedure known as PUVA to treat the skin conditions vitiligo, which causes the loss of skin pigment, and psoriasis, which causes red, scaly areas on the skin.
There are certain possible consequences that normally don’t need medical attention. During therapy, these side effects could fade away as your body becomes used to the medication.
- Skin itchiness and nausea
- Dizziness headache
- Mental illness
- Difficulty sleeping