What is Melanocyl® Ointment (Methoxsalen 0.75% + Aminobenzoic Acid 2%)
Melanocyl Methoxsalen 0.75% Ointment is a combination medicine used in the treatment of psoriasis. It works by decreasing the number of cells that skin makes and regulates the overgrowth of skin cells. It also prevents sunburn and premature aging of the skin. Melanocyl Ointment is strictly advised for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Apply it only on the affected areas of the skin. Always remember to tell your doctor if you have or had any other skin diseases. This medicine is usually not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, a doctor’s consultation is mandatory in such cases.
Melanocyl Methoxsalen 0.75% Ointment may make your skin sensitive to sunlight, therefore, excessive exposure to sunlight should be avoided while on this treatment and sunscreen must be used. Headaches, infection, leg spasms, jerky movements, and mood changes are some of the common side effects of this medicine. If these side effects do not improve with time or worsen, inform your doctor without delay. Common side effects: Nausea, Itching, Redness of the skin.
This medication is prescribed for the treatment of vitiligo in combination with light therapy to treat damaged skin. The ointment is generally applied under the guidance of a medical professional. It is generally applied on lesions that can be hidden from sunlight. The drug should not be used if you are allergic to any component present in it. Individuals who have health problems like melanoma and sensitivity to sunlight should also avoid using this drug. Ask your doctor for more information about how the treatment works, before you decide to undergo it. Also provide him with a detailed medical history and a list of medicines that you are currently on.
Brand Names: 8-Mop, Oxsoralen, Uvadex
How to use Melanocyl® Ointment | Oxsoralen Generic
This ointment is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How Melanocyl® Ointment | Oxsoralen Generic works
Melanocyl Ointment is a combination of two medicines. Methoxsalen 0.75% is an organic compound. It is used along with ultraviolet-A irradiation. It works by decreasing the number of cells the skin makes and regulates the overgrowth of skin cells. Aminobenzoic Acid 2% prevents sunburn and premature aging of the skin. The active ingredients in sunscreens work either by absorbing the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, preventing it from reaching the deeper layers of the skin, or by reflecting the radiation.