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(methoxsalen) Sterile Solution, 20 mcg/mL
CAUTION: READ THE UVAR™ XTS™ or THERAKOS™ CELLEX™ PHOTOPHERESIS SYSTEM OPERATOR'S MANUAL PRIOR TO PRESCRIBING OR DISPENSING THIS MEDICATION.
UVADEX™ (methoxsalen) Sterile Solution should be used only by physicians who have special competence in the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and who have special training and experience in the UVAR™ XTS™ or THERAKOS™ CELLEX™ Photopheresis System. Please consult the appropriate Operator's Manual before using this product.
Methoxsalen is a naturally occurring photoactive substance found in the seeds of the Ammi majus (Umbelliferae) plant. It belongs to a group of compounds known as psoralens or furocoumarins. The chemical name of methoxsalen is 9-methoxy-7H-furo[3,2-g]-benzopyran7-one; it has the following structure:
Each mL of UVADEX® (methoxsalen, 8-methoxypsoralen) Sterile Solution contains methoxsalen 20 mcg, propylene glycol 50 mg, sodium chloride 8 mg, sodium acetate 1.75 mg, ethanol 40.550 mg, glacial acetic acid 1.260 mg, and Water for Injection q.s. to 1.0 mL. Glacial acetic acid and sodium hydroxide are used to adjust the pH of the solution if necessary UVADEX is a clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
UVADEX™ is used in combination with the UVAR™ XTS™ Photopheresis System to extracorporeally treat leukocyte enriched buffy coat.
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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