Medications


Oxsoralen Oral Capsule 10 mg

Uses

For psoriasis.

Instructions

Take with low-fat food or milk.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

Taking with food helps to improve absorption and reduces stomach upset.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

Wear wrap-around sunglasses for 24 hours after each treatment to reduce the risk of damage to the eyes.

Avoid sunlight, both outdoors and through windows, for at least 8 hours after using medicine. If not possible, wear protective clothing (long sleeves, hat, gloves, long pants) and use sunscreen that blocks UVA light.

Do not apply sunscreen to areas being treated by UVA light until after the treatment is completed.

To avoid severe sunburn, do not sunbathe for at least 24 hours before and 48 hours after treatment.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

This medicine is not recommended for use in children younger than 12.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • dry skin
  • itching
  • nausea
  • dry skin
  • change in skin color
  • darkening of the skin
  • increased risk of sunburn

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • depression or feeling sad
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • nail color changes
  • pain or bleeding in a nail
  • nervousness
  • blistering or peeling of the skin
  • skin changes - brown or black area with uneven edges or coloring
  • change in the size or color of a skin mole
  • skin sores
  • thinning of the skin
  • sudden change or loss of vision

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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