Aminolevulinic Acid
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Aminolevulinic Acid?

(a MEE noh lev yoo lin ik AS id)

• This medicine is used to treat skin cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, bright indoor lights, and tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and eyewear. Sunscreens will not protect you.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Change in color of skin where medicine applied.

• Sunburn.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction....

 
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