Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen/Aminobenzoic Acid)
What is Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen/Aminobenzoic Acid) used for?
Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen / Aminobenzoic) is used to treat vitiligo, a skin condition where pigmentation of the skin is lost, resulting in lighter colored patches. It is typically combined with other methods of therapy like UV light treatment to achieve best results.
How should I use Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen/Aminobenzoic Acid)?
Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen / Aminobenzoic) is applied directly to areas of skin affected by vitiligo. However, it should be restricted to areas which can be protected from direct sunlight due to increased UV sensitivity. If in doubt about this, consult your physician. Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after application to prevent the non-affected areas from becoming affected.
What are the side effects of Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen/Aminobenzoic Acid)?
Notify your doctor of all side effects experienced, doing so promptly if any persist or worsen. Common side effects reported by patients taking Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen / Aminobenzoic Acid) include:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Melanocyl Ointment (Methoxasalen / Aminobenzoic). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions (especially any other skin conditions), and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.