Neosoralen 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG Description
Neosoralen 5mg tablet is a medicine containing trioxsalen that is used to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and vitiligo. This medicine is used in combination with ultraviolet rays.
|Side effects||itching, redness, nausea, dizziness, headache, discoloration of skin|
|Therapy||DRUGS FOR PSORIASIS|
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Uses of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
Contraindications of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
- Allergy to trioxsalen or any other excipients
- Diseases with high sensitivity to light such as lupus erythematosus, xeroderma pigmentosum, albinism
- Skin cancer
- Damaged lens in the eye or aphakia
Side effects of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
- Lightening of the skin colour
- Boils on the skin
- Inflammation of hair follicles or folliculitis
- Sore feeling on the skin
Precautions and Warnings of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
Can I take Neosoralen 5mg tablet during pregnancy?
Not much information is available regarding the harmful effects of Neosoralen on pregnant women. It should be used only if it's essential for the treatment of pregnant women and its benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risk to the fetus. If you get pregnant during medication or are trying to get pregnant, inform your doctor.
Is it safe to use Neosoralen 5mg tablet while breastfeeding?
It is not known whether trioxsalen is excreted in human breast milk. Therefore, Neosoralen tablets should only be used when absolutely necessary and prescribed by the doctor after considering the benefit to risk ratio.
Can I drive after taking the Neosoralen tablet?
It is not known whether this medication affects your driving ability. However, if you observe symptoms like dizziness, driving should be avoided.
Can I consume alcohol with Neosoralen 5mg tablet?
There is no data available regarding the interaction between alcohol and Neosoralen. Please consult your doctor for more information.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are suffering from cancer
- You are more sensitive to light
- You have eye problems like cataracts
- You are taking radiation therapy (X-ray, Grenz therapy)
- You are administered arsenic therapy for the treatment of cancer
- You are suffering from liver disorders
- You have stomach problems
- You are having diseases of the heart
- You are allergic to trioxsalen or any other excipients
- You are taking other prescribed or non-prescribed medication, herbal or nutritional supplements, vitamins or minerals
Mode of Action of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
How Does It Work?
Trioxsalen becomes active in the presence of ultraviolet A or UVA rays; therefore, when used for the treatment of vitiligo, trioxsalen triggers pigmentation in areas with abnormal discolouration like white patches on the skin. It also treats a severe form of psoriasis by slowing the growth of skin cells....
Directions for Use of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
- Neosoralen 5mg tablet should be taken as per the instructions given by your doctor
- It should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water
- Do not break, chew or crush the tablet
- It is usually taken before exposure to the controlled dosage of ultraviolet radiation
Interactions of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Concomitant use of neosoralen increases photosensitization of photosensitizing medications
- When taken with antidiabetics Increases the efficacy of anti-diabetic medications
- Neosoralen increases the severity of side effects of medicines used for treating acne
- Medicines used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase the active forms of Trioxsalen in the body
Interactions with food items
Furacoumarin is a chemical that belongs to the group psoralens. Food items such as lime, grapefruit, parsley, figs, carrot, celery, mustard, and parsnips contain furocoumarin and should be avoided during the treatment as they may increase the side effects caused by the Neosoralen tablet....
Other general Interactions
- Liver diseases
- Heart diseases
- Stomach problems
- Cancer of skin
- History f X-ray therapy
- History of Arsenic therapy
Storage and disposal of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
- Store the tablets in the original packaging in a cool and dry place below 25°C
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets
- Do not flush the expired or unneeded tablets or throw them in a household wate
- Discuss with your pharmacist the ways to discard the medicines safely
Dosage of Neosoralen Dragees 5 MG
Overdose of Neosoralen with ultraviolet rays radiations can lead to burning, blisters, or abnormal skin darkening on the exposed areas. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight; contact your doctor immediately or reach for medical help as soon as possible....
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if the next dose is approaching, take that dose as per the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What care should I take before starting the treatment with Neosoralen 5mg tablet?
A: Your treating doctor may advise specific blood tests before starting the treatment with Pilgolyn cream with ultraviolet radiations. These include a Complete blood count or CBC, antinuclear antibodies or ANA antibodies test, kidney function tests that have creatinine levels and blood urea nitrogen or BUN, and liver function test. These should be repeated at regular intervals during the treatment. You may also need a proper eye checkup before starting with this medication.
Q: Can elderly people take Neosoralen?
A: There is no sufficient information that shows the effects of Neosoralen in elderly people. Moreover, this medicine should be used with proper care and caution in higher age groups due to the increased chances of the liver, kidneys, and heart problems in this age group.
Q: Is Neosoralen safe to use in children?
A: There is no information to prove the effectiveness of this medicine in children. Therefore, the risk to children remains unknown. It should not be given to children unless advised by the doctor.
Q: Does Neosoralen 5mg tablet cause cancer?
A: In animal studies, high doses of psoralen containing medications, when applied to the skin along with exposure to ultraviolet rays in mice, resulted in the development of cancer cells. Other studies showed that cancer development chances increased in humans when psoralen-containing medicines were taken by mouth in combination with ultraviolet rays exposure.
Q: Are there any other harmful effects of using Neosoralen tablets?
A: Exposure to PUVA is known to cause damage to lenses in the eyes. In addition, various animal and human studies show that psoralen-containing compounds aggravate the bad effects of ultraviolet rays, such as the development of cataracts in the eye lens, excessive dryness of skin, or premature skin aging. Hence it is essential to take good care of your eyes by wearing protective eye goggles during exposure to UV rays and direct sunlight. Also, use a good quantity of moisturizing agents to prevent the dryness of the skin.
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- Trioxsalen: Uses, Interactions, Mechanism of Action | DrugBank Online. Go.drugbank.com. 2022 [cited 24 march 2022]. Available from: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB04571
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