How to Take Aminolevulinic acid and Dose of Aminolevulinic acid


Find out how to take Aminolevulinic acid (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Aminolevulinic acid


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.

Pregnancy Category

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (20°- 25°C).

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