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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.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/19/2016
Additional Uvadex Information
- 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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