How it should be taken
It comes as a special applicator to be made into a solution and applied to the affected skin area by a doctor.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Topical- As 20% Solution- One application of the topical solution and one dose of illumination per treatment site per 8-week treatment session.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with cutaneous photosensitivity, porphyria, and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a photosensitizing agent, prescribed for actinic keratoses of the face or scalp. It is used along with a special light (blue light) by the way it slows the growth of skin cells.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with sensitivity to light, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Store it at room temperature (20°- 25°C).