What is Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Methoxsalen oral Methoxsalen topical

Psoralens (methoxsalen) and Ultraviolet A Light (PUVA) is used in conjunction for the symptomatic control of severe disabling psoriasis; forrepigmentation of idiopathic vitiligo; and for palliative treatment of skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma 4 6
Psoriasis 3 1
Prurigo nodularis 1 0
Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)

Side effect Patients
Basal cell skin cancer 1
Burn 1
Squamous cell skin cancer 1
Sunburn 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)

Dosage Patients
3 tablet(s) monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)

Duration

Currently taking Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Psoralen-Ultraviolet A (PUVA).