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5-aminolevulinic acid

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ATC Code: L01XD04

Side effects

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


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

Aminolevulinic acid

Side effects:16
Source:FDA Structured Product Label

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