- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Oxsoralen* used for?
Generic for Oxsoralen* (Methoxsalen) is used in combination with ultraviolet (UVA) light therapy to help control severe psoriasis. This medication is a photosensitizer that is also used to treat other skin condition such as vitiligo. Methoxsalen belongs to the group of medicines called psoralens. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Oxsoralen*?
The dosage of Generic for Oxsoralen* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Oxsoralen* can be taken with food or milk.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Oxsoralen*?
If you have missed a dose of Generic for Oxsoralen* medication within 90 minutes to 2 hours before a UVA light treatment, then call your doctor immediately.
What if you overdose on Generic for Oxsoralen*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Oxsoralen*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Oxsoralen*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Oxsoralen*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Oxsoralen*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Oxsoralen* can interact with antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Oxsoralen*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Oxsoralen* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Oxsoralen* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Oxsoralen* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Oxsoralen* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Oxsoralen* can cause side effects such as nausea, headache, dizziness, and sleep problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Oxsoralen*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Oxsoralen*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Oxsoralen* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Oxsoralen*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Oxsoralen*?
How will Generic for Oxsoralen* work in my body?
How should Generic for Oxsoralen* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Oxsoralen* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Oxsoralen* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.