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Oxsoralen Side Effects

Generic name: methoxsalen topical

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 12, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about methoxsalen topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Oxsoralen.

Applies to methoxsalen topical: topical lotion, topical solution.


Systemic adverse reactions have not been reported with methoxsalen topical (the active ingredient contained in Oxsoralen) [Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included mild to severe burns and blistering of the skin. The most common adverse reaction is severe burns of the treated area from overexposure to UVA, including sunlight.[Ref]


1. Product Information. Oxsoralen (methoxsalen topical). Apothecon Inc. 2022.

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.