• Patients exhibiting idiosyncratic reactions to psoralen compounds.
  • Patients possessing a specific history of light sensitive di">

    What are the contraindications of 8-MOP?

    1. Patients exhibiting idiosyncratic reactions to psoralen compounds.
    2. Patients possessing a specific history of light sensitive disease states should not initiate methoxsalen therapy. Diseases associated with photosensitivity include lupus erythematosus, porphyria cutanea tarda, erythropoietic protoporphyria, variegate porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum, and albinism.
    3. Patients exhibiting melanoma or possessing a history of melanoma.
    4. Patients exhibiting invasive squamous cell carcinomas.
    5. Patients with aphakia, because of the significantly increased risk of retinal damage due to the absence of lenses.
    Last reviewed on RxList: 12/15/2008
    This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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