Trisoralen Side Effects
Generic Name: trioxsalen
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug trioxsalen. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Trisoralen.
Applies to trioxsalen: oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, trioxsalen (the active ingredient contained in Trisoralen) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking trioxsalen, check with your doctor immediately:
- Blistering and peeling of skin
- reddened, sore skin
- swelling, especially of feet or lower legs
Minor Side Effects
Some trioxsalen side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Itching of skin
- mental depression
- trouble in sleeping
There is an increased risk of developing skin cancer after use of trioxsalen. You should check your body regularly and show your doctor any skin sores that do not heal, new skin growths, and skin growths that have changed in the way they look or feel.
Premature aging of the skin may occur as a result of prolonged trioxsalen therapy. This effect is permanent and is similar to what happens when a person sunbathes for long periods of time.
It is possible that some side effects of Trisoralen may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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