Meladinin - General Information:
A naturally occurring furocoumarin compound found in several species of plants, including Psoralea corylifolia. It is a photoactive substance that forms DNA adducts in the presence of ultraviolet A irradiation. [PubChem]
Meladinin selectively inhibits the synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The guanine and cytosine content correlates with the degree of Meladinin-induced cross-linking. At high concentrations of the drug, cellular RNA and protein synthesis are also suppressed.
Meladinin for patients
Patients should be told emphatically to wear UVA-absorbing, wrap-around sunglasses and cover exposed skin or use a
sunblock (SP 15 or higher) for the twenty-four (24) hour period following treatment with methoxsalen, whether exposed
to direct or indirect sunlight in the open or through a window glass.
Special care should be exercised in treating patients who are receiving concomitant therapy (either topically or systemically) with known photosensitizing agents such as anthralin, coal tar or coal tar derivatives, griseofulvin, phenothiazines, nalidixic acid, halogenated salicylanilides (bacteriostatic soaps), sulfonamides, tetracyclines, thiazides, and certain organic staining dyes such as methylene blue, toluidine blue, rose bengal and methyl orange.
UVADEXÒ (methoxsalen) Sterile Solution is contraindicated in patients exhibiting idiosyncratic reactions to psoralen compounds. Patients possessing a specific history of a light sensitive disease state should not initiate methoxsalen therapy. Diseases associated with photosensitivity include lupus erythematosus, porphyria cutanea tarda, erythropoietic protoporphyria, variegate porphyria, xeroderma pigmentosum and albinism.
UVADEXÒ Sterile Solution is contraindicated in patients with aphakia, because of the significantly increased risk of retinal damage due to the absence of lenses.
Other Brand Names containing Methoxsalen:
Ammodin; Ammoidin; Meladinin; Meladinine; Meladoxen; Meloxine; Methoxa-Dome; Methoxalen; Methoxaten; New-Meladinin; Oxoralen; Oxsoralen; Oxsoralen Lotion; Oxsoralen-Ultra; Oxypsoralen; Proralone-Mop; Psoralen-Mop; Puvalen; Puvamet; Ultra Mop; Ultramop Lotion; Uvadex; Xanthotoxin; Xanthotoxine; Xanthoxin; Zanthotoxin;
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