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Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC

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Overview

Introduction of Macsorlen X Tablet FC

Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC is a medicine used along with controlled ultraviolet light for treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis. It helps to slow the overgrowth of skin cells.

Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC should be taken with food. Taking with food helps to increase absorption of the medication as well as decreases nausea. Continue taking Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC as prescribed by your doctor and do not stop the medicine on your own. Taking this medicine makes the skin more sensitive to sun. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Uses of Macsorlen X Tablet FC

Macsorlen X Tablet FC side effects

Common
  • Redness of skin
  • Blisters on skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Itching

How to use Macsorlen X Tablet FC

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC is to be taken with food.

How Macsorlen X Tablet FC works

Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC is a organic compound. It is used along with ultraviolet-A irradiation. It works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes.

Macsorlen X Tablet FC related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC should be used with caution during breatfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Macsorlen X 10 mg Tablet FC may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Take this treatment (methoxsalen and UVA) two or three times a week with the treatment spaced at least forty-eight hours apart.  
  • Take this medication by mouth with food or milk, usually 2 to 4 hours before your UVA light treatment.
  • Do not sunbathe for 24 hours before taking methoxsalen. 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 methoxsalen.
  • 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.
  • Do not increase the amount of methoxsalen if you are taking or spend extra time in the sunlight or under an ultraviolet lamp.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as methoxsalen may cause dizziness.
  • Not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years.
  • You will need to have an eye examination before starting methoxsalen and also once a year thereafter.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Macsorlen X

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I HAVE Psoriasis on my upper hands or my back
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Please send pictures X
I suffer from heal crack(psoriasis)
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Xerina for application once at night X 2 months.also send pictures for better diagnosis and treatmentTreatment needs to be changed if it's psoriasis
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FAQs

Q. What is Macsorlen X used for?

Macsorlen X 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 X work?

Macsorlen X 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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Brinton Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Brinton House, Survey No. 55/2, Kharadi, Pune - 411014, India.
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