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MELANOCYL (METHOXSALEN USP) - 10MG (40 TABS)

MELANOCYL (METHOXSALEN USP) - 10MG (40 TABS)

MELANOCYL (METHOXSALEN USP) - 10MG (40 TABS)
Brand Name: MELANOCYL
Drug Name: METHOXSALEN USP
Strength: 10mg
Packaging: 40 tablets
Form: Tab
Manufacturer: Laboratorios Beta S.A.
Country of Origin: India

Use

MELANOCYL is a skin coloring photosensitizer used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, and certains types of lymphoma. It works by modifying the way in which skin cells receive UVA radiation. To be effective it must be used alongside exposure to ultra violet light from therapy or sunlight.


Dosage and Administration

Always take as directed by your health care provider. Never change your dosage, start, or stop using MELANOCYL unless advised to do so by your health care provider or pharmacist. Note that increasing your dose will not speed up the positive effects of this medication and will only increase the severity of side effects experienced. Ensure you are not exposed to the sun for longer than recommended by your health care provider, as there is a high risk of severe sunburn when using this medication.

Methanconyl is to be taken orally with a full glass of water.

Please note that it may take 6 to 8 weeks for visible results, so it is important to stick the course of medication as prescribed to you.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If however it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue as normal. Never double-up a dose to compensate for a previous missed dose.


Side Effect

The following side effects are usually mild and require no medical attention. If any persist, worsen, or become bothersome consult your health care provider.

  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Dry Skin
  • Skin thinning
  • Leg cramps

If you experience any of the following more serious side effects, contact your health care provider immediately.
  • Abnormal weakness
  • Swelling of the hands or feet
  • Change in vision
  • Abnormal mood changes
  • Persistent reddening of the skin
  • Blistering, or peeling of the skin

If you suspect you have experienced an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a reaction include rashes, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face or mouth.


Precautions

Prior to taking MELANOCYL, discuss fully your medical history and any prescription or non-prescription medication you take with your health care provider. Inform your health care provider if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Also, always inform your health care provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breast feeding, or if you have had any of the following.


  • Any allergies
  • Any currently active infections
  • Any skin conditions
  • Any eye problems
  • Any heart or blood conditions
  • Any liver disease
  • Any history of x-ray therapy
  • Any history of arsenic therapy

Whilst using MELANOCYL:

  • Visit your health care provider for regular check-ups and keep all appointments. Report any side effects or changes to your condition


  • Never share your medication, even with someone who has the same condition as you


  • If you think you have overdosed, seek immediate medical attention


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