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Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion

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Product introduction

Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is a medicine used along with controlled ultraviolet light for effective treatment of certain skin diseases like vitiligo and psoriasis.

Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is for external use only. Use It only under the direct supervision of your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medication work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

Common side effects include redness of the skin, blisters on the skin, swelling, and itching at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

The most common side effects of this medicine include burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the site of application. It may also make your skin sensitive to sunlight, so avoid exposure to sunlight. Use sunscreens and cover yourself with protective clothing for at least 8 hours after treatment. Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Avoid eating certain foods like limes, figs, parsley, parsnips, mustard, carrots, and celery, as they may increase the skin's sensitivity to light.

Uses of Macsorlen T Lotion

Benefits of Macsorlen T Lotion

In Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin loses its natural color in patches. Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion effectively blocks that process in the skin that leads to discoloration. It also reduces any redness, rash, pain, or itchiness that may be caused by this condition. This improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. You should always use it as prescribed to get the full benefits.

In Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly and form scales and dry patches. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion reduces the scaly, itchy patches along with other symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, or irritation which may develop on the different parts of the body. Use it for as long as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. It may take several months to become fully effective. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Macsorlen T Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Macsorlen T

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Macsorlen T Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Macsorlen T Lotion works

Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is an organic compound. It is applied on the skin along with ultraviolet-A irradiation. It works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is prescribed along with UV-A rays for the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis.
  • Wear UVA-absorbing, wrap-around sunglasses and cover exposed skin or use a sunblock (SP 15 or higher) for the twenty-four (24) hour period following treatment with Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion.
  • Do not use perfumes, aftershave, deodorants or other cosmetics and toiletries while using Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion as they make your skin even more sensitive causing blistering of your skin.
  • Use extra caution for at least 48 hours following each treatment. After each treatment, cover your skin for at least 8 hours by wearing protective clothing.
  • Never take Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion more than the prescribed dose as it may cause burning or blistering of your skin after exposure to UV light.
  • Do not use it if you have a history of melanoma or certain other types of skin cancer.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Psoralens Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Psoralen & derivatives

Patient concerns

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vitiligo on lips, my father also vitiligo
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Difficult to treat, you should visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
vitiligo 60% all along the body No family histroy of vitiligo
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult to Ayurvedic doctor at your local city area , face to face consult is needed.
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FAQs

Q. What is Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion used for?

Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion is used along with ultraviolet light (found in sunlight and some special lamps) in a treatment to treat vitiligo (a disease in which skin color is lost), and psoriasis (a skin condition associated with red and scaly patches), and treatment of white blood cells (called photopheresis) and is used to treat the skin problems associated with mycosis fungoides, which is a type of lymphoma

Q. How does Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion work?

Macsorlen T 0.2% Lotion works by modifying the way by which skin cells receive the ultraviolet light A (UVA) radiation, thereby clearing up the disease.

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Country of origin: India

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