The medication used in the photopheresis treatment will make you more sensitive to sunlight for about 24 hours after the treatment.
For this reason, you must take some simple, very important precautions to protect your eyes and skin. (Without taking these precautions, you put yourself at risk for cataracts or serious sunburns.)
THERAKOS™ Photopheresis is not intended for patients with a history of light-sensitive disease, an allergy to psoralen compounds, or who lack a lens in either eye.
For 24 hours, you should
Other possible side effects usually go away within a day. These could include
The side effects that were clearly related to THERAKOS™ Photopheresis treatments and that resolved in 1 day are
There is a small risk for developing an infection around the needle puncture site.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have about potential risks or side effects.
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Methoxsalen Sterile Solution is indicated for extracorporeal administration with the THERAKOS™ UVAR XTS® or THERAKOS™ CELLEX® Photopheresis System in the palliative treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that is unresponsive to other forms of treatment.
Methoxsalen is not appropriate for patients who have had a reaction to psoralen compounds, patients who have had a light sensitive disease, or patients with an absence of one or both lenses of the eye.
THERAKOS™ Photopheresis is not appropriate for patients who cannot tolerate blood volume changes or patients with blood clotting disorders. See Important Safety Information for additional details.