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MELCYL 10MG TABLET

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Composition FOR MELCYL 10mg tablet

Methoxsalen(10mg)

food interaction for MELCYL tablet

alcohol interaction for MELCYL tablet

pregnancy interaction for MELCYL tablet

lactation interaction for MELCYL tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Melcyl 10mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Melcyl 10mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR MELCYL 10mg tablet

Methoxsalen(10mg)

Melcyl tablet uses

Melcyl 10mg tablet is used in the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis.

Common side effects of melcyl tablet

Redness of skin, Blisters on skin, Edema, Itching

SUBSTITUTES FOR MELCYL tablet

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Expert advice FOR MELCYL tablet

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR MELCYL 10mg tablet

Methoxsalen

Q. What is methoxsalen used for?
Methoxsalen 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 methoxsalen work?
Methoxsalen 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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)