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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
1 2 3 4 5
Skin hyperpigmentation 20% - 36% x x
Pruritus 0% - 25% x x x x
Gamma-glutamyltransferase increased common x
Aspartate aminotransferase increased common x
Alanine aminotransferase increased common x
Blood bilirubin increased common x
Blood amylase increased common x
Scab 0% - 71% x x x x
Anaemia x
Aphasia x
Mental disorder x
Brain neoplasm x
Infection x
Diarrhoea x
Oedema 0% - 1% x x x x
Rash x
Excoriation 0% - 1% x x
Eye disorder x
Body temperature increased x
Gastrointestinal disorder x
Glioma x
Headache x
Cardiac disorder x
Hemianopia x
Hemiparesis x
Haemorrhage 0% - 4% x x x
Herpes simplex x
Hyperpathia x
Hypoaesthesia x
Hypotension x
Leukocytosis x
Nausea x
Neoplasm x
Nervous system disorder x x
Nervousness x
Pain 0% - 1% x x x
Paraesthesia x
Petechiae x
Respiratory insufficiency x
Seborrhoeic dermatitis x
Convulsion x
Skin disorder 0% - 12% x x x
Sunburn x
Thrombocytopenia x
Thromboembolism x
Ulcer 0% - 4% x x x x
Erythema x x x x x
Angiopathy x
Vomiting x
Chills x x
Rash pustular x
Application site reaction x
Skin hypertrophy x
Dry skin x
Eyelid oedema x
Photosensitivity reaction x
Leukoderma x
Unspecified disorder of skin and subcutaneous tissue x
Welts 0% - 7% x x x
Discomfort x
Tenderness 0% - 2% x x
Skin exfoliation x
Pustule 0% - 4% x x
Skin tightness x
Hepatobiliary disease x
Induration x
Photosensitivity x
Warmth x
Dysaesthesia 0% - 2% x x x
Wound secretion x
Rash maculo-papular x
Application site irritation x
Stinging x x x
Skin carcinoma x
Acne x
Infestation NOS x
Blood and lymphatic system disorders x
Accidental ingestion x
Hyperkeratosis x
Photodermatosis x
Brain oedema x
Photodamaged skin x x
Feeling hot 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