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There are no known reports of overdosage with extracorporeal administration of methoxsalen. However, in the event of overdosage, the patient should be kept in a darkened room for at least 24 hours.
UVADEX™ (methoxsalen) Sterile Solution is contraindicated in patients exhibiting idiosyncratic or hypersensitivity reactions to methoxsalen, other psoralen compounds or any of the excipients. Patients possessing a specific history of a light sensitive disease state should not initiate methoxsalen therapy. Diseases associated with photosensitivity include lupus erythematosus, porphyria cutanea tarda, erythropoietic protoporphyria, variegate porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum and albinism.
UVADEX™ Sterile Solution is contraindicated in patients with aphakia, because of the significantly increased risk of retinal damage due to the absence of lenses.
Patients should not receive UVADEX if they have any contraindications to the photopheresis procedure.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/27/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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- Uvadex Drug Interactions Center: methoxsalen inj
- Uvadex Side Effects Center
- Uvadex Overview including Precautions
- Uvadex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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