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Methoxsalen topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Methoxsalen topical is also known as: Oxsoralen

Methoxsalen topical Pregnancy Warnings

Methoxsalen lotion has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with topical methoxsalen, although it has been shown to be a potent photocarcinogen in certain strains of mice. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. It is also not known to what extent, if any, methoxsalen is absorbed systemically following topical administration. Methoxsalen lotion is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Methoxsalen topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of methoxsalen into human milk following topical administration. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering topical methoxsalen to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Oxsoralen Lotion (methoxsalen topical)." ICN Pharmaceuticals, Costa Mesa, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Oxsoralen Lotion (methoxsalen topical)." ICN Pharmaceuticals, Costa Mesa, CA.

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