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Melanocyl is a medication used for the treatment of certain skin conditions, particularly vitiligo.

Melanocyl contains the active ingredient methoxsalen, which is a skin-sensitizing agent used in combination with ultraviolet light therapy to treat skin diseases like vitiligo.

Use and Dosage

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking methoxsalen and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not sunbathe for 24 hours before taking methoxsalen and having the UVA light treatment.

Take this medication by mouth with low-fat food or milk as directed by your doctor, usually 90 minutes to 2 hours before your UVA light treatment. Taking methoxsalen with food helps to increase the absorption of the medication and decreases nausea.

The dosage of methoxsalen is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. The amount and time of UVA light for each treatment is based on your skin type and response to treatment. You may have UVA light treatments 2 to 4 times a week when you first start and then less often as your condition improves.

For 24 hours after taking the capsule, during daylight hours wear wrap-around sunglasses which block out UVA light. This will prevent UVA rays from entering the eyes. UVA light can cause methoxsalen to bind to the lenses of the eyes, causing cataracts. Also, avoid sunlight (including sunlight through windows) on your skin or lips for at least 8 hours after taking methoxsalen. This will prevent the body from getting too many UVA rays which could lead to sunburn. If you cannot avoid sunlight, wear protective clothing (such as a hat, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, and pants) and/or sunscreen which blocks out UVA light. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for information on which sunscreen to use. Do not apply the sunscreen to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis until after the UVA light treatment.

During the UVA light treatment, follow all instructions given by the healthcare professional. After the UVA light treatment, do not sunbathe for at least 48 hours. Doing so may increase the risk of severe burns. Consult your doctor for more details.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Not all these side effects may occur; if they do occur, they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Blistering and peeling of skin
  • Reddened, sore skin
  • Swelling, especially of the feet or lower legs

There is an increased risk of developing skin cancer after the use of methoxsalen. You should check the treated areas of 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 methoxsalen therapy. This effect is permanent and is similar to the result of sunbathing for long periods.

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.


  • Before taking methoxsalen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: conditions that make you sensitive to light (such as lupus, certain porphyrias, xeroderma pigmentosum, albinism), skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas), removal of natural lens in the eye, coal tar/UVB treatment, radiation treatment, arsenic treatment, cataracts, liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using methoxsalen. Methoxsalen may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of this medication.
  • It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breastfeeding is not recommended while using this medication. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Forms and Strengths

Melanocyl is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Methoxsalen Uncoated Tablet:
    • 10 mg


How should Melanocyl be taken?

The dosage and administration of Melanocyl may vary depending on the specific form of the medication. Follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. For example, the oral form of Melanocyl should be taken with food, while the topical form should be applied as directed.

How soon can I expect to see results from Melanocyl Tablet?

It may take a few weeks for the effects of Melanocyl Tablet to show up after starting treatment. However, continue the therapy for 6-9 months to achieve effective results.

Are there any precautions or warnings associated with Melanocyl?

Melanocyl may have certain precautions and warnings associated with its use. Consult with your doctor before using Melanocyl, especially if you have certain medical conditions like porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum, or skin cancer.

Can Melanocyl interact with other drugs?

Melanocyl may have severe interactions with certain drugs. Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking to avoid any potential interactions. Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more specific information regarding drug interactions with Melanocyl.



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