OCTAMOP TABLET

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OCT0005
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Manufacturer : PDC-PALSONS DRUGS & CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
Composition : METHOXSALEN-10MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : OCTAMOP TABLET
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 20

Drug Ingredient Information

METHOXSALEN-10MG

METHOXSALEN

Information for patients
Drug Information This medication is used along with controlled ultraviolet light (UVA) to help control severe psoriasis. Methoxsalen works by making the skin more sensitive to UVA light. This combination helps to slow the overgrowth of skin cells. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years.
Drug Alert
Alert For the treatment of psoriasis, this medication should only be used for severe psoriasis that has not responded well to other treatments since this medication may cause serious side effects (such as cataracts, skin cancer/aging). Consult your doctor for more details. This medication comes in different dosage forms which do not have the same effects. Do not switch between different dosage forms without talking to your doctor. Each time you get a refill, make sure that you receive the correct form of this medication that your doctor prescribed.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug Before taking methoxsalen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Drug Special Care Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: conditions that make you sensitive to light (such as lupus, certain porphyrias, xeroderma pigmentosum, albinism), skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas), removal of natural lens in the eye, coal tar/UVB treatment, radiation treatment, arsenic treatment, cataracts, liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Drug Drug Interactions arsenic trioxide (Trisenox); anthralin (Drithrocreme, Micanol); a bacteriostatic soap; coal tar (Betatar Gel, Denorex, Fototar, Ionil T, MG217, Neutrogena T/Gel or T/Derm, Tegrin Medicated Soap, and others); griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grisactin); nalidixic acid (NegGram); a staining dye such as methylene blue, toluene blue, rose bengal, or methyl orange; a sulfa drug (Bactrim, Gantanol, Septra, and others); a diuretic (water pill) such as chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), and others; an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin (Floxin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), and others; a tetracycline antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap); or medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluperazine (Stelazine).
Drug Pregnancy Interaction This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Drug Machinery Interaction no data available
Drug More Information This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This drug may also be used for other skin conditions (such as vitiligo, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma-CTCL).
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Before your UVA treatment: Do not expose your skin to sunlight for at least 24 hours before you take methoxsalen. Avoid applying sunscreen to areas of psoriasis that will be treated with UVA therapy. After your UVA treatment: Do not expose your skin to sunlight for at least 8 hours after your UVA treatment. Wear protective clothing including a hat and gloves. Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15, and apply it to all uncovered skin areas exposed to light.
Drug quanitty The methoxsalen capsules should be taken 1 1/2 to 2 hours before UVA exposure with some low fat food or milk
Drug Dose If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Do not sunbathe for 24 hours before taking methoxsalen and having the UVA light treatment. Take this medication by mouth with low fat food or milk, usually 90 minutes to 2 hours before your UVA light treatment or as directed by your doctor. Taking methoxsalen with food helps to increase absorption of the medication and also decreases nausea. The dosage of methoxsalen is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. The amount and time of UVA light for each treatment is based on your skin type and response to treatment. You may have UVA light treatments 2 to 4 times a week when you first start and then less frequently as your condition improves. For 24 hours after taking the capsule, during daylight hours wear wrap-around sunglasses which block out UVA light. This will prevent UVA rays from entering the eyes. UVA light can cause methoxsalen to bind to the lenses of the eyes, causing cataracts. Also, avoid sunlight (including sunlight through windows) on your skin or lips for at least 8 hours after taking methoxsalen. This will prevent the body from getting too much UVA rays which could lead to sunburns. If you cannot avoid sunlight, wear protective clothing (such as hat, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, pants) and/or sunscreen which blocks out UVA light. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for information on which sunscreen to use. Do not apply the sunscreen to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis until after the UVA light treatment. During the UVA light treatment, follow all instructions given by the healthcare professional. After the UVA light treatment, do not sunbathe for at least 48 hours. Doing so may increase the risk of severe burns. Consult your doctor for more details. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Excess Drug Consumption Stay in a dark room and call your doctor at once if you think you have used too much of this medicine. You will be extremely sensitive to light after an overdose, and you may need to seek emergency medical attention. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, dizziness, or fainting.
Forgot Drug Consumption This medication is taken only before a UVA light treatment. If you forget to take your dose as scheduled or miss a treatment, contact your doctor immediately to reschedule your treatment.
Stop Drug Consumption Do not stop the drug untill your doctor says you to do so.
Possible Side Effects
General Information Nausea or trouble sleeping may occur with methoxsalen. Mild itching/drying/reddening/darkening of skin may occur when methoxsalen is used along with UVA light treatment. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Common Drug Side Effects severe reddening of skin, blistering/peeling/burning of skin, thinning/wrinkling skin, painful browning/whitening/yellowing of nails, swelling ankles, mental/mood changes (such as depression, nervousness).
Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Very Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Drug Side Effects Symptoms A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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