Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Eye protection: During UV light therapy, wears goggles, and keep your eyes closed. Wear sunglasses while outdoors on treatment days.
Food reactions: Avoid eating limes, figs, parsley, parsnips, mustard, carrots, and celery, as these foods may increase the risk of a more severe reaction to sunlight.
Liver function: People who are using this medication for vitiligo should have their liver function tested monthly for the first few months, and occasionally thereafter.
Medical conditions: This medication should be used with caution by people who have blood clotting conditions or are taking blood thinners (e.g., warfarin).
Overdosage: Overdosage may cause serious burning or blistering. Do not increase the dose or exposure to UV light unless directed by your doctor. If you accidentally take too much medication, call your doctor immediately.
Pregnancy: The safety of this medication for use while pregnant has not been established. It should not be used during pregnancy unless, in the judgment of the doctor, the benefits outweigh the risks.
Breast-feeding: The safety of this medication for use while breast-feeding has not been established. It should not be used while breast-feeding unless, in the judgment of the doctor, the benefits outweigh the risks.