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Methoxsalen

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By mouth

Methoxsalen belongs to the group of medicines called psoralens. It is used along with ultraviolet light (found in sunlight and some special lamps) in… Read more

Brand names include: 8-Mop, Oxsoralen-Ultra

By injection

Methoxsalenbelongs to the group of medicines called psoralens. It is used along with ultraviolet light (found in sunlight and some special lamps) to treat… Read more

Brand names include: Uvadex

On the skin

Methoxsalen belongs to the group of medicines called psoralens. It is used along with ultraviolet light (found in sunlight and some special lamps) in… Read more

Brand names include: Oxsoralen, Ultramop

Drug classes About this
Antipsoriatic, Hypopigmentation Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for chronic non‐cancer pain in children and adolescents

We are uncertain as to whether NSAIDs can provide pain relief for chronic non‐cancer pain in children or adolescents.

Efficacy of psoralen UV-A therapy vs. narrowband UV-B therapy in chronic plaque psoriasis: a systematic literature review

The authors concluded that oral 8-methoxypsoralen-UV-A and narrowband UV-B treatment appeared effective in treating chronic plaque psoriasis; oral 8-methoxypsoralen-UV-A provided more reliable clearance. The conclusions reflect the evidence. However, shortcomings in review processes, unreported quality assessment and no exploration of variability suggest the conclusions may be unreliable.

Psoriasis: Assessment and Management of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, chronic disease, which for many people, is associated with profound functional, psychological and social morbidity and important comorbidities. Effective treatments are available. Some treatments are expensive; all require appropriate monitoring and some may only be accessed in specialist care settings. Evidence indicates that a substantial proportion of people with psoriasis are currently dissatisfied with their treatment.

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Summaries for consumers

Non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for chronic non‐cancer pain in children and adolescents

We are uncertain as to whether NSAIDs can provide pain relief for chronic non‐cancer pain in children or adolescents.

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