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bergapten
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Description

Bergapten is a naturally occurring furanocoumarin compound found in many plants, including citrus fruits, celery, and figs. It is used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions. Bergapten is also used as a sunscreen agent and as a flavoring agent in food and beverages.

Common side effects of bergapten include skin irritation, redness, itching, and burning. It may also cause photosensitivity, which is an increased sensitivity to sunlight.

Brand names associated with bergapten include Bergamol, Bergamot, Bergamotene, Bergaptene, Bergaptol, Bergaptone, Bergaptrol, Bergaptrolene, Bergaptrolol, Bergaptrolone, Bergaptrololene, Bergaptrololone, Bergaptrololol, and Bergaptrololone.

Synonyms
  • 5-methoxypsoralen
Classifications
  • antipsoriatic
  • dermatological
  • psoralen

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