Who should not take METHOXSALEN?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes
  • porphyria
  • porphyria cutanea tarda
  • erythropoietic protoporphyria
  • variegate porphyria
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • absent eye lens
  • liver problems
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • Hydroa vacciniforme
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • xeroderma pigmentosum
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • basal cell carcinoma of the skin

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