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Methyl aminolevulinate (On the skin)

Methyl Aminolevulinate (METH-il a-mee-noe-lev-ue-LIN-ate)

Used with photodynamic therapy (light treatment) to treat skin growths on the face and scalp called actinic keratosis (AK).

Brand Name(s):


There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to methyl aminolevulinate, porphyrins (such as porfimer, verteporfin, Photofrin®, or Visudyne®), peanut oil, or almond oil. You should not use this medicine if you have a history of skin sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity).

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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