May 19 2022

Classification of the active ingredient methoxsalen


Risk level in pregnancy: This medicine is classified as Category C.

There are no published studies on the use of methoxsalen during pregnancy, so it is unknown the possible influence of the drug during pregnancy, both in its effect on the fetus and reproductive capacity. Unless unavoidable necessity, this medication should not be used in pregnant women.

Update 10.12.2010

Meaning of category C

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.