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Primary uses of Salen Solution

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Medicine Overview of Salen Solution

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Uses of Salen Solution

Salen Solution is used in the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis.
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Salen Solution side effects

Common

Redness of skin, Blisters on skin, Edema (swelling), Itching.

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How to use Salen Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Salen Solution works

Salen Solution is used along with ultraviolet-A irradiation where it works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes.

In Depth Information on Salen Solution

Expert advice for Salen Solution

  • 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 topical.
  • 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 topical if you are taking or spending extra time in the sunlight or under an ultraviolet lamp.
  • You may have to undergo an eye examination before starting the treatment and also once a year thereafter.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to methoxsalen or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use by Children < 12 years.
  • Do not use if you have a history of a light-sensitive conditions (e.g., albinism, lupus, porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum).
  • Do not use if you having aphakia (no lens in the eye).
  • Do not use if you have a history of melanoma or certain other types of skin cancer.
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Salen Solution related warnings
Special precautions for Salen Solution
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Salen Solution 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.
Lactation
Salen Solution is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Salen Solution alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Salen Solution is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Salen Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Salen Solution is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Salen Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about Salen Solution

Frequently asked questions about Methoxsalen Topical

Q. What is methoxsalen topical used for?
Methoxsalen topical is used in addition to ultraviolet light (found in sunlight and some special lamps) for treatment of vitiligo (skin disease characterized by presence of white patches on different parts of the body), psoriasis (a skin condition associated with red, raised, itchy and scaly patches), and mycosis fungoides, a type of skin lymphoma.

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