• Leukemias, lymphomas, and other hematologic cancers

Uvadex Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Methoxsalen 20mcg/mL; sterile soln.

Pharmacological Class

Photoactive agent.

How Supplied

Single-use vials (10mL)—12


Uvadex Indications


Extracorporeal administration with the UVAR XTS or CELLEX Photopheresis System in the palliative treatment of skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that is unresponsive to other forms of treatment.

Uvadex Dosage and Administration


Consult UVAR XTS or CELLEX Photopheresis System Operator's Manual before administering. Give on 2 consecutive days every 4 weeks for minimum of 7 treatment cycles (6 months). Calculate dose per treatment based on treatment volume: Dose (mL) = treatment volume x 0.017. Accelerated treatment schedule: see full labeling.


Not established.

Uvadex Contraindications


Idiosyncratic reactions to psoralen compounds. History of light sensitive disease. Lupus erythematosus. Porphyria cutanea tarda. Erythropoietic protoporphyria. Variegate porphyria. Xeroderma pigmentosum. Albinism. Aphakia.

Uvadex Boxed Warnings

Boxed Warning

Should be used only by trained and experienced physicians.

Uvadex Warnings/Precautions


Exposure to sun or UV light may cause actinic degeneration, skin burning, cataracts; wear UVA-absorbing, wrap-around sunglasses and cover exposed skin (or use sunblock: SPF ≥15) for 24hrs after treatment. Basal cell carcinomas; monitor. Possible thromboembolic events in treatment of graft-versus-host disease (not approved use). Pregnancy: avoid. Nursing mothers.

Uvadex Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Uvadex Interactions


Increased photosensitivity with anthralin, coal tar, griseofulvin, phenothiazines, nalidixic acid, halogenated salicylanilides, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, thiazides, certain organic staining dyes (eg, methylene blue, toluidine blue, rose bengal, methyl orange).

Uvadex Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Hypotension secondary to changes in extracorporeal volume; photosensitivity.

Uvadex Clinical Trials

See Literature

Uvadex Note

Not Applicable

Uvadex Patient Counseling

See Literature