8-Mop Oral Capsule 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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8-MOP: Oral capsule (10mg)

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8-MOP 10mg Cap
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ICN 600 

What is this Medicine?

METHOXSALEN (me THOK suh luhn) is a skin coloring and light sensitizing agent. This medicine is given before ultraviolet radiation. It is used to treat severe psoriasis and vitiligo. Some forms of this medicine are also used to treat the skin symptoms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

In-Depth Information

8-MOP 10mg Capsule

NDC: 001870651
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Mycosis Fungoides, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Alopecia, Eczema, Lichen Planus

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
8-MOP 10mg Capsule
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ICN 600 
Shape: capsule
Color: pink

Reported Side Effects for 8-MOP 10mg Capsule

Upset Stomach Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Infection Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for 8-MOP 10mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Psoralen-containing foods and 8-MOP 10mg Capsule(Methoxsalen)
Psoralen-containing foods and Methoxsalen(Methoxsalen)
To minimize side effects of nausea and upset stomach, Methoxsalen should be administered with food or milk. Contact with certain foods and plants (e.g., limes, figs, parsley, parsnips, and celery) can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and perhaps to Methoxsalen treatment; try to avoid unwanted skin exposure to these plants during treatment and use care in handling these foods. While taking Methoxsalen, keep out of the sun, or wear protective clothing outdoors and use a sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds or booths.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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