Aminolevulinic Acid

 

Brand: Levulan Kerastick

Application: Actinic keratosis

 

Pharmacological forms of aminoluvinic acid

Solution

 

 

Pharmacological information of aminoluvinolic acid solution

The correct amount and method of consumption of Aminolevulinic Acid solution

Contraindications Aminoluvinic acid solution

Consumption of aminoluvinic acid during pregnancy and lactation

Drug interaction of aminoluvinolic acid solution

Aminolevulinic Acid Consumption Warning

Side effects of consuming aminoluvinolic acid solution

Complications of Overuse of Aminolevulinic Acid (Aminolevulinic Acid Poisoning)

Storage conditions of Aminolevulinic Acid solution

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of aminoluvinolic acid solution

It is prescribed for the treatment of solar keratosis or actinic keratosis. Solar keratosis is a small, thick, scaly area on the skin. This type of skin damage is the most common type of sun damage. Solar keratosis is also known as actinic keratosis. This skin lesion occurs in an area of ​​skin that has been exposed to too much sunlight. Scaly skin is usually safe, but these inflamed areas are less likely to increase the risk of skin cancer. Topical aminoluvinolic acid solution with a blue light is used in photodynamic therapy with blue light to treat actinic keratoses of the skin of the face, head or upper limbs.

 

The correct amount and method of consumption of Aminolevulinic Acid solution

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Aminolevulinic Acid varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Topical Aminolevulinic Acid Solution is applied topically to the skin at each photodynamic treatment session.

Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of skin cancer, pay attention to the symptoms on your skin and see a doctor if you notice any suspicious symptoms.

For the treatment of keratosis, usually 8-week treatment sessions with this drug along with photodynamics with blue light are required.

 

Contraindications Aminoluvinic acid solution

Note the expiration date of the aminoluvinolic acid, and do not take it if the medicine you are taking has expired.

Never give Aminolevulinic Acid solution to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with aminoluvinolic acid, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of aminoluvinic acid during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Taking aminoluvinolic acid solution and being treated with photodynamics during pregnancy and lactation may be harmful to your baby; During this period, consult a doctor.

 

Drug interaction of aminoluvinolic acid solution

Drug interactions may alter the performance of drugs and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

These drugs should not be used during treatment with aminoluvinolic acid, as they increase the risk of allergies: St. John's wort, griseofulvin, thiazide diuretics, sulfonylureas, phenothiazines, sulfonamides, and tetracyclines

 

Aminolevulinic Acid Consumption Warning

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking an aminoluvinolic acid solution:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have redness, sores or skin infections.
  • If you are sensitive to sunlight.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of consuming aminoluvinolic acid solution

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects can occur if you take more than the amount of this medicine, in case of any of these side effects should be reported to your doctor:

Skin irritation

Coagulation problem

Sensitivity to light

Scaling of the skin and inflammation

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Aminolevulinic Acid solution.

 

Complications of Overuse of Aminolevulinic Acid (Aminolevulinic Acid Poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as skin allergies, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Aminolevulinic Acid solution

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the topical solution at a temperature of 20-25 ° C.

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