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Vitilen Lotion1%

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Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Methoxsalen
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Vitilen Lotion. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vitilen Lotion is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe ... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CAUTION
Vitilen Lotion should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the dru... View More
DrivingDriving
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It is not known whether Vitilen Lotion alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate ... View More
KidneyKidney
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There is limited information available on the use of Vitilen Lotion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
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Vitilen Lotion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vitilen Lotion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Vitilen Lotion is a medicine used along with controlled ultraviolet light for effective treatment of certain skin diseases like vitiligo and psoriasis. ... View More

Uses of Vitilen Lotion

  • Vitiligo
  • Psoriasis

Side effects of Vitilen Lotion

Common
  • Itching

How to use Vitilen Lotion

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. Vitilen Lotion is to be ta... View More

How Vitilen Lotion works

Vitilen Lotion is a organic compound. It is used along with ultraviolet-A irradiation. It works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes.

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Take this treatment (methoxsalen 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 methoxsalen. Wear UVA-absorbing, wrap-around sunglasses and cover exposed skin or use a sunblock (SP 15 or hi... View More
  • 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 clot... View More
  • Do not increase the amount of methoxsalen if you are taking or spend extra time in the sunlight or under an ultraviolet lamp.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as methoxsalen may cause dizziness.
  • Not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years.
  • You will need to have an eye examination before starting methoxsalen and also once a year thereafter.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Eczema, T-Cell Lymphoma

Administration

Apply over lesions then expose to UVA immediately after application or wait up to 2 hr. Protect the area surrounding the lesion w/ a sunscreen. Wash and... View More

Adult Dose

Topical Vitiligo: Adults and children 12 years of age and over Apply to the affected area of the skin 2 hr before UV exposure q3-7 days. The amo... View More

Child Dose

Topical Vitiligo: Children 12 years of age and over Apply to the affected area of the skin 2 hr before UV exposure q3-7 days. <12 years old: saf... View More

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity. Aphakia, existing or history of melanoma, invasive squamous cell carcinoma, photosensitivity diseases (e.g. porphyria, acute lupus ery... View More

Mode of Action

Methoxsalen increases skin reactivity to long-wavelength UV rays. It bonds covalently to DNA inhibiting DNA synthesis and cell division, which can lead ... View More

Precaution

Patient exhibiting multiple basal cell carcinoma or history of basal cell carcinoma, previous arsenic therapy, previous x-ray or grenz ray therapy; card... View More

Side Effect

All Patients Mild-moderate erythema x 24-48 hrs 1-10% Nausea,Pruritis Frequency Not Defined Edema,Dizziness,Headache,Malaise,Depression,Hypopig... View More

Interaction

Additive effects with drugs known to cause photosensitisation e.g. anthralin, coal tar or derivatives, griseofulvin, phenothiazines, nalidixic acid, sul... View More

descriptionDisclaimer

The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More

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