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Meladerm (Methoxsalen) Drug Price and Information

Meladerm is a photosensitizer, prescribed for vitiligo in combination with controlled doses of ultraviolet A (UVA) or sunlight. It is also used for psoriasis, seborrhea. It works by making the skin more sensitive to UV light.

Meladerm

  Tablet  
Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Methoxsalen
 47.00
10g
30
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    Drug information on Meladerm (Methoxsalen) from Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

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    Drug Name : Methoxsalen

    Methoxsalen(Oxsoralen) generic Meladerm is a photosensitizer, prescribed for vitiligo in combination with controlled doses of ultraviolet A (UVA) or sunlight. It is also used for psoriasis, seborrhea. It works by making the skin more sensitive to UV light.
    More Info about Methoxsalen

    Trade Names for Methoxsalen

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    Medical condition(s) for which Meladerm may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Oral- The recommended dose is 20 mg or up to 600 mcg/kg on alternate days, after 2 hours sunlight or UV light exposure for 15 minutes.
    Topical: 1%-Solution/Ointment- Apply thin layer of this medication over the affected area then exposed to sunlight for 1 minute.

    Side effects of Meladerm

    Most Common : Low blood pressure.

    Local : Dryness, itching and redness of the skin.

    How to use Meladerm?

    It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
    It also comes as a solution or ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.

    When Should Meladerm not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with skin cancer, sensitivity to sunlight, and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Meladerm

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of coal tar UV treatment, radiation, have taken arsenic compounds, any infection, blood vessel disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Avoid taking sunbathe and light therapy at least 24 hours before treatment with this medication.

    If recommended dose or schedule is not maintained properly, patient may develop with serious burns.

    Wear goggles during the treatment to protect your eyes.

    It should not be used in children less than 12 years of old.

    Other Precautions for Meladerm

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Meladerm

    Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C).



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