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Unisorlen 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Unisorlen 5mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis. It reduces the overproduction of skin cells and helps to repigment the discolored, white patches.

Unisorlen 5mg Tablet is taken after meals in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Taking with food helps to increase absorption of the medication as well as decreases nausea. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects of Unisorlen 5mg Tablet are nausea, itching, and redness of the skin. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects.

Taking this medicine makes the skin more sensitive to sun. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Try to avoid exposure of your skin and lips to sunlight for eight hours after treatment. It is not recommended for children under the age of 14 years. Avoid eating certain foods like limes, figs, parsley, parsnips, mustard, carrots, and celery, as they may increase skin's sensitivity to light.

Uses of Unisorlen Tablet

Side effects of Unisorlen Tablet

Common
  • Blisters on skin
  • Itching
  • Redness of skin
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea

How to use Unisorlen Tablet

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. Unisorlen 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Unisorlen Tablet works

Unisorlen 5mg Tablet is a photosensitive medication used with UV-A rays. It works by activating certain skin cells (melanocytes) and helps repigment the discolored, white patches in vitiligo.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Unisorlen 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Unisorlen 5mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Unisorlen 5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Unisorlen 5mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Unisorlen 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Unisorlen 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Unisorlen 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Unisorlen 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Trioxsalen is a very strong medicine that increases your skin sensitivity to sunlight. Do not use it for sun tanning or to increase tolerance to sunlight; if doing so, do not use trioxsalen for more than 14 days.
  • Take this treatment (trioxsalen 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 trioxsalen.  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 trioxsalen.
  • 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 trioxsalen if you are taking or spend extra time in the sunlight or under an ultraviolet lamp.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as trioxsalen may cause dizziness.
  • You will need to have an eye examination before starting trioxsalen and also once a year thereafter.
  • Be careful before applying anything to your skin to treat dryness and itchiness caused by trioxsalen.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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For Vitiligo, is Neosoralen effective? Which to take 5mg or 25mg?
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Yes it is effective Dose is to be determined bybur consulting doctors Depending on ur condition and prior investigations
Many times feel itching under my penis Is there any way reduce the itching
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
take tablet levocet 5mg od for 5 days. keep it clean
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