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5-aminolevulinic acid

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ATC Code: L01XD04

Side effects

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Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Hyperpigmentation 20% - 36% x x
Pruritus 0% - 25% x x x x
Gamma-glutamyltransferase increased common x
Blood amylase increased common x
Increased bilirubin level (finding) common x
Alanine aminotransferase increased common x
Aspartate aminotransferase increased common x
Scab 0% - 71% x x x x
Stinging Sensation x x x
Herpes Simplex Infections x
Communicable Diseases x
Peeling of skin x
Photodermatosis x
Thromboembolism x
Vascular Diseases x
Skin tightness x
Rash maculo-papular x
Dysesthesia 0% - 2% x x x
Skin hypertrophy x
Exanthema x
Erythema x x x x x
Edema 0% - 1% x x x x
Nervousness x
Application site reaction x
Dermatitis, Phototoxic x
Photosensitivity of skin x
Gastrointestinal Diseases x
Brain Neoplasms x
Hyperalgesia x
Pain 0% - 1% x x x
Diarrhea x
nervous system disorder x x
Feels hot x
Sore to touch 0% - 2% x x
Anemia x
Hemianopsia x
Induration x
Brain Edema x
Hemorrhage 0% - 4% x x x
Blood and lymphatic system disorders x
Application site irritation x
Heart Diseases x
Infestation x
Dermatologic disorders 0% - 12% x x x
Thrombocytopenia x
Aphasia x
Mental disorders x
Pustular rash x
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders x
Nausea x
Vomiting x
Hyperkeratosis x
Disorder of eye x
Edema of eyelid x
Chills x x
Skin carcinoma x
Hypopigmentation disorder x
Sensory Discomfort x
Excoriation 0% - 1% x x
Seborrheic dermatitis x
Paresthesia x
Neoplasms x
Leukocytosis x
Petechiae x
Hypesthesia x
Accidental ingestion x
Hypotension x
Wound secretion x
Welts 0% - 7% x x x
Hepatobiliary disease x
Fever x
Sunburn x
Photodamaged skin x x
Dry skin x
Headache x
Hemiparesis x
pustule 0% - 4% x x
Acne x
Physiologic warmth x
Seizures x
Glioma x
Respiratory Insufficiency x
Ulcer 0% - 4% x x x x


Information about indications was extracted from the indications and usage sections of the labels.

aminolevulinic acid HC1 / Levulan

Side effects:16


Side effects:17
Source:Health Canada

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    frequent (1% to 100%)
    infrequent (0.1% to 1%)
    rare (<0.1%)
    no frequency information
    not found on label