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Oxsoralen (Methoxsalen Topical) - Summary

 
 



OXSORALEN SUMMARY

OXSORALEN® LOTION 1%
(Methoxsalen USP, 1%)
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Each ml. of Oxsoralen Lotion contains 10 mg. methoxsalen in an inert vehicle containing alcohol (71% v/v), propylene glycol, acetone, and purified water. Methoxsalen is a naturally occurring substance found in the seeds of the Ammi majus (Umbelliferae) plant and in the roots of Heracleum Candicans. It belongs to a group of compounds known as psoralens or furocou-marins.

OXSORALEN (Methoxsalen TOPICAL) is indicated for the following:

As a topical repigmenting agent in vitiligo in conjunction with controlled doses of ultraviolet A (320-400 nm) or sunlight.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Oxsoralen (Methoxsalen Topical)

Vitiligo, Alopecia Affect 1 in 20 Patients With GVHD
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines [2014.09.19]
In patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease (cGvHD), having a female stem cell donor or a female-donor-to-male-recipient sex mismatch is associated with an increased risk of vitiligo and alopecia areata, according to new findings.
Reuters Health Information

Combination of phototherapy and afamelanotide results in faster repigmentation in vitiligo patients
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2014.09.17]
Patients with the skin depigmentation disease known as vitiligo had faster and better repigmentation after a combination therapy of the implantable drug afamelanotide and narrowband UV-B (NB-UV-B)...

Study examines vitiligo, alopecia areata and chronic graft-vs-host disease
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2014.09.10]
Vitiligo (depigmentation of the skin) and alopecia areata (AA, patchy or complete hair loss) in patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease (GvHD) following a stem cell transplant appear to be...

Vitiligo
Source: MedicineNet Achalasia Specialty [2014.03.14]
Title: Vitiligo
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/11/1999 5:59:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Oxsoralen (Methoxsalen Topical)

Randomized, double-blind comparison of 1 mg/L versus 5 mg/L methoxsalen bath-PUVA therapy for chronic plaque-type psoriasis. [2006.10]
BACKGROUND: Bath-psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) radiation therapy is increasingly replacing oral PUVA because of its superior short- and long-term safety profile. Several investigations in recent years have led to a refinement of the bath-PUVA protocol; however, the optimal therapeutic concentration of methoxsalen in the bath water has as yet not been delineated. OBJECTIVES: The therapeutic efficacy and tolerability of bath-PUVA by using two different dilutions of methoxsalen (1 mg/L vs 5 mg/L or 0.0001% vs 0.0005%) were compared in 46 patients with chronic plaque-type psoriasis in a prospective, randomized, double-blind study... CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that in bath-PUVA treatment the use of a high (5 mg/L) methoxsalen concentration is substantially more effective in clearing chronic plaque-type psoriasis than a low (1 mg/L) concentration.

Drug-drug interaction after single oral doses of the furanocoumarin methoxsalen and cyclosporine. [2006.07]
Furanocoumarins increase the bioavailability of drugs that are CYP3A4 substrates. A possible interaction of methoxsalen with cyclosporine was evaluated in 12 healthy volunteers following oral administration of 40 mg methoxsalen, 200 mg cyclosporine, or a combination of both in a randomized crossover study...

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Clinical Trials Related to Oxsoralen (Methoxsalen Topical)

A Safety and Efficacy Study of Uvadex and Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) in Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of extracorporeal photopheresis therapy when added to standard drug therapies administered to patients with moderate to severe chronic graft-versus-host disease.

PUVA Maintenance Therapy in Mycosis Fungoides [Not yet recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to determine whether psoralen plus UVA (PUVA) photochemotherapy maintenance treatment prolongs disease-free survival of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides) patients.

Fumaric Acid Ester-PUVA Therapy Versus Acitretin -PUVA Therapy in Pustular Palmoplantar Psoriasis [Recruiting]
The purpose of this prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blinded investigation is to study the efficacy, tolerability and safety of oral photochemotherapy (PUVA) combined with acitretin versus oral PUVA combined with systemic fumaric acid esters (FAE) in patients with pustular palmoplantar psoriasis.

Patients will be randomized and allocated in concealed manner to one of the two treatment arms: acitretin-PUVA or FAE-PUVA.

RHIV A Pilot Study Refractory or Intolerant to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) [Recruiting]
The objectives of this clinical trial are to:

- Assess the safety of using extracorporeal photoimmune therapy with the photosensitizing

agent Uvadex in the treatment of HIV-1 infection;

- Evaluate the effects of this therapy on HIV-1 viral load by polymerase chain reaction

(PCR) analysis;

- Evaluate the effects of this therapy on CD4+, CD8+ cells and CD4/CD8 ratio;

- Evaluate the effects of this therapy on the patient's immune system, by skin reactivity

to a standard anergy panel.

Safety and Efficacy Study of Photopheresis With UVADEX to Prevent Graft-Versus-Host Disease [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Extracorporeal Photopheresis with UVADEX (ECP) prior to bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is effective in the prevention of Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD).

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