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General Information on Trioxsalen

Generic Name : Trioxsalen

Pronunciation : trye-OX-sa-len

Latest prescription information about Trioxsalen. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Photosensitizer

Why is Trioxsalen Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a photosensitizer (psoralen derivative), used for vitiligo along with ultraviolet light. 

When should Trioxsalen not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with porphyria (reddish-purple color urine), acute autoimmune disease or white patches and in children less than 12 years.

What is the dosage of Trioxsalen?

PO- Adults and children 12 years of age and over— The recommended dose is 20 to 40 mg, two to four hours before ultraviolet light A (UVA) exposure.

How should Trioxsalen be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food or milk.

What are the warnings and precautions for Trioxsalen?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy to sunlight, auto immune disease, vision problems, heart, kidney or liver disease, infection, stomach problem, skin cancer, any allergy, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

• Take proper diet as directed by your physician; otherwise it may increase your skin sensitivity.

What are the side effects of Trioxsalen?

•  Most Common: Itching, irritation and nausea.
•  Skin: Blistering, redness, rash and swelling.
•  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, headache, depression, nervousness and trouble in speaking.

What are the other precautions for Trioxsalen?

Proper dressing needed for the affected area before and after the treatment.

What are the storage conditions for Trioxsalen?

Store it at room temperature (150 to 300 C) away from heat and light.

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