Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride

Side effects and indications

Whenever possible, frequency information about the side effects was extracted from the labels. Aggregated frequency information for the drug and, if available, placebo is shown. To the right, you can click on shaded boxes to be taken to mentions of the side effect on the label. (In some cases, the side effect cannot be highlighted due to conversion problems.) Information about indications was extracted from the indications and usage sections of the labels.

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Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Scab 0% - 71% 0% - 19% x x x x x x x
Skin exfoliation 1% - 71% 0% - 19% x x x x x x x
Pigmentation def 22% - 36% 20% - 33% x x x x
Hyperkinesia def 22% - 36% 20% - 33% x x x x x
Pruritus def 1% - 25% 0% - 19% x x x x x x x
Skin disorder def 0% - 12% 0% - 5% x x x x x x x
Welts def 0% - 7% 0% x x x x x x x
Haemorrhage def 0% - 4% 0% x x x x x x
Ulcer def 0% - 4% 0% x x x x x x x
Pustule 0% - 4% 0% x x x x x x
Tenderness def 0% - 2% 0% x x x x x x
Dysaesthesia def 0% - 2% 0% x x x x x x
Oedema def 0% - 1% 0% x x x x x x x
Pain def 0% - 1% 0% x x x x x x
Carcinoma def x
Rash def x
Herpes NOS def x
Herpes simplex def x
Hypertrophy def x
Seborrhoeic dermatitis def x
Erythema def x x x x x x x
Skin hypertrophy x
Erythropoietic protoporphyria def x x x x x x
Skin hyperpigmentation def x x
Rash maculo-papular def x
Stinging x x x x x x x
Skin carcinoma def x
Acne def x
Indication Labels
Actinic keratosis def x x x x x x
Keratosis def x x x x x x

Information

More information: STITCH, PubChem and possibly Wikipedia

ATC Code: L01XD04

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Labels

Labels were obtained from different sources and potentially contain different sets of side effects. If you click on the label name, a HTML version of the label will be shown with proteins, chemicals and side efffects highlighted using Reflect.

  1. AMINOLEVULINIC ACID HYDROCHLORIDE / LEVULAN : 16 side effects (Drugs@FDA)
  2. aminolevulinic acid HC1 / Levulan : 15 side effects (FDA CDER)
  3. aminolevulinic acid HCl / LEVULAN Kerastick : 16 side effects (FDA MedWatch)
  4. Aminolevulinic acid : 17 side effects (FDA XML label)
  5. AMINOLEVULINIC ACID HYDROCHLORIDE / LEVULAN : 17 side effects (Drugs@FDA)
  6. Aminolevulinic Acid : 18 side effects (FDA XML label)
  7. AMINOLEVULINIC ACID HYDROCHLORIDE / LEVULAN KERASTICK : 21 side effects (Health Canada)