General English name: Methoxsalen Capsules
Methoxalone drug forms
- Capsules, topical solution (lotion)
Methoxalane capsule drug information
Methoxalane capsules with controlled ultraviolet light (UVA) are used to treat severe psoriasis. Methoxalane increases the skin’s sensitivity to UVA light, and this compound slows the overgrowth of skin cells.
For more information about methoxalane lotion, refer to this medicine page.
Dosage and method of methoxalane capsules
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of methoxalane capsules vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
- Keep your skin out of the sun 24 hours before, during and 48 hours after taking this medicine and UVA treatment, because this medicine, along with ultraviolet rays, makes your skin sensitive.
- Take methoxalane capsules about 2 hours before UVA treatment with food or low-fat dairy. Low-fat dairy increases drug absorption and reduces nausea.
- If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications Methoxalane capsules
- Note the expiration date of the methoxalane capsule and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
- Never give methoxalane capsules to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with methoxalane, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
- This drug is not recommended for children under 12 years
Methoxalane capsules during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
Drug Interactions Methoxalane Capsules
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Methoxalene capsules may interact with the following drugs: Other drugs that may make the skin sensitive to light (such as anthralin, griseofulvin, sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, diuretics such as diuretics, thiuretics Cyclin).
Special warnings and precautions when taking methoxalane capsules
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you have diseases such as lupus, certain porphyrias, albinism that cause photosensitivity.
- If you have skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma).
- If you are being treated with UVB or arsenic.
- If you have heart problems.
- If you have kidney or liver problems.
- If you have cataract eye problems
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of methoxalane capsules
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Sleep problems
- Itching / drying / redness / darkening of the skin
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of methoxalane capsules.
Methoxalane capsule overdose (drug poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe redness of the skin, blistering, burning or scaling of the skin, loss of consciousness, shortness of breath, call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of methoxalane capsules
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.