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Pronunciation: meth-OX-a-len
Generic Name: Methoxsalen
Brand Name: Oxsoralen-Ultra

Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules, used along with ultraviolet (UV) radiation, can cause serious damage to the eyes and skin, including skin cancer. It should only be used in patients with severe, disabling psoriasis that has not responded to other treatment. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

Do not switch brands of Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules (hard-gelatin and soft-gelatin capsules) without talking with your doctor.


Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules is used for:

Treating severe, disabling psoriasis. It is used along with UV radiation.

Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules is a psoralen. It works by making the skin more sensitive to UV light. It appears that this sensitivity results in damage to the skin cells when UV light treatment is given. Damaged skin cells grow more slowly and the rate of tissue growth is reduced.

Do NOT use Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules or to similar medicines
  • you have a history of a light-sensitive condition (eg, albinism, lupus, porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum)
  • you have aphakia (you do not have a lens in your eye)
  • you have a history of melanoma or certain other types of skin cancer
  • your skin is sensitive to the sun or light

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Oxsoralen-Ultra Soft-Gelatin Capsules:

Some medical conditions may interact with Oxsor