8-Mop [DSC]; Oxsoralen Ultra; Uvadex [DSC]
- This drug may cause very bad eye problems, age the skin, and raise the chance of skin cancer. You will be watched closely by your doctor.
- There is more than 1 brand of this drug. One brand cannot safely be used for the other. The doctor will tell you about any needed change.
- It is used to treat psoriasis.
- It is used to treat a type of lymphoma that affects the skin.
- It is used to treat white patches on your skin (vitiligo).
- If you have an allergy to methoxsalen or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Squamous cell cancer or if you do not have a lens in your eye (aphakia).
- If you have ever had melanoma.
- If light bothers your skin easily or you have a health problem that may lead to light bothering your skin. There are many health problems that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have an eye exam as you have been told by your doctor.
- Do not sunbathe within 24 hours before taking this drug and the light therapy. Talk with your doctor.
- You will need to wear special sunglasses during and for 24 hours after care. Protect lips with lipstick that has sunscreen. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not take this drug for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- Sun or UV rays may age the skin and raise the chance of skin cancer.
- You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun. Keep protecting yourself from sunburn for as long as you were told by your doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Blood clots have happened with this drug when used to treat graft-versus-host disease. This drug is not approved to treat graft-versus-host disease. If you have questions, talk with your doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- This drug may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant.
- Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this drug.
- If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Change in color or size of a mole.
- Low mood (depression).
- A skin lump or growth.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Change in eyesight.
- Skin irritation.
- Upset stomach.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Not able to sleep.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- This drug is used with light therapy.
- Take before being exposed to UV light as you were told by your doctor.
- Take this drug with food or milk.
- This drug is used with a special system called a photophoresis system. This will be done by your doctor. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions.
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.