Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
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13 Skin
13-05-02 Preparations for psoriasis

Methoxypsoralen
Formulary

For prescribing by dermatologists only in secondary care. For photochemotherapy combining long-wave ultraviolet A radiation with a psoralen (PUVA) treatment only. 

8-methoxypsoralen 10mg tablets (Puvasoralen®)
5-methoxypsoralen 20mg tablets (Pentaderm®)

CAUTION:  Methoxypsoralen is administered prior to Psoralen and UVA treatment (PUVA).  There are two different oral compounds available, 5-methoxypsoralen and 8-methoxypsoralen.  The UVA light dose administered depends on the photosensitising agent taken before treatment and the dose of the two compounds differs.  5-methoxypsoralen and 8-methoxypsoralen are different compounds and are not interchangeable.


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Fumaderm®
Non Formulary

Replaced by licensed Skilarence® for psoriasis.

APCO January 2018.

Link  Fumaderm - Information for patients
Link  UKMI Q&A: FumadermŽ - what is the evidence in psoriasis?
 

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