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Photofrin II

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ATC Code: L01XD01

Side effects

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MedDRA Preferred Term Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
Oesophageal stenosis Oesophageal stenosis 40% x
Oesophageal stenosis acquired very common x
Vomiting Vomiting very common, 32% x
Dysphagia Dysphagia very common, 19% x
Body temperature increased Body temperature increased common — 20% x
Photosensitivity reaction Photosensitivity reaction uncommon — 69% x
Constipation Constipation very common, 13% x
Nausea Nausea very common, 11% x
Dehydration Dehydration very common, 4% - 12% x
Abdominal pain Abdominal pain common x
Gastrointestinal pain Abdominal pain common x
Anxiety Anxiety common x
Atelectasis Atelectasis common x
Pneumothorax Atelectasis common x
Back pain Back pain common x
Chest pain Chest pain common x
Chest discomfort uncommon x
Dermatitis exfoliative Dermatitis exfoliative common x
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea common x
Loose stools uncommon x
Dysgeusia Dysgeusia common x
Dyspepsia Dyspepsia common x
Dyspnoea Dyspnoea common x
Eructation Eructation common x
Oesophageal disorder Oesophageal disorder common x
Oesophageal spasm Oesophageal spasm common x
Oesophagitis Oesophagitis common x
Dermatitis Rash common x
Dermatitis uncommon x
Rash Rash common x
Asthenia Fatigue common x
Asthenia uncommon x
Fatigue Fatigue common x
Headache Headache common x
Haematemesis Haematemesis common x
Hiccups Hiccups common x
Melaena Melaena common x
Paraesthesia Paraesthesia common x
Pharyngitis Pharyngitis common x
Pleural effusion Pleural effusion common x
Pruritus Pruritus common x
Skin lesion Skin lesion common x
Skin mass Skin nodule common x
Skin ulcer Skin ulcer common x
Tachycardia Tachycardia common x
Urticaria Urticaria common x
Weight decreased Weight decreased common x
Skin discolouration Skin discolouration common x
Dry skin Dry skin common x
Oesophageal ulcer Oesophageal ulcer common x
Abdominal rigidity Abdominal rigidity common x
Skin hyperpigmentation Skin hyperpigmentation common x
Odynophagia Odynophagia common x
Oesophageal pain Oesophageal pain common x
Decreased appetite Decreased appetite common x
Abdominal pain upper Abdominal pain upper common x
Electrolyte imbalance Electrolyte imbalance common x
Milia Milia common x
Rash maculo-papular Rash maculo-papular common x
Chills Rigors common x
Regurgitation Regurgitation of food common x
Skin fragility Skin fragility common x
Procedural pain Post procedural pain common x
Insomnia Insomnia common x
Excoriation Abrasion NOS common x
Rash papular Rash papular common x
Pain Pain uncommon, common x
Abdominal distension Abdominal distension uncommon x
Angina pectoris Angina pectoris uncommon x
Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation uncommon x
Atrial flutter Atrial flutter uncommon x
Blister Blister uncommon x
Dermatitis bullous Blister uncommon x
Bronchitis Bronchitis uncommon x
Basal cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma uncommon x
Choking Choking uncommon x
Colitis Colitis uncommon x
Joint contracture Joint contracture uncommon x
Deafness Deafness uncommon x
Dizziness Dizziness uncommon x
Oesophageal perforation Oesophageal perforation uncommon x
Fasciitis Fasciitis uncommon x
Flatulence Flatulence uncommon x
Gastritis Gastritis uncommon x
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage Gastrointestinal haemorrhage uncommon x
Gynaecomastia Gynaecomastia uncommon x
Breath odour Breath odour uncommon x
Haemoptysis Haemoptysis uncommon x
Haemorrhage Haemorrhage uncommon x
Haemoglobin Haemorrhage uncommon x
Hypertension Hypertension uncommon x
Hypoaesthesia Hypoaesthesia uncommon x
Hypokalaemia Hypokalaemia uncommon x
Hypotension Hypotension uncommon x
Orthostatic hypotension Orthostatic hypotension uncommon x
Keloid scar Keloid scar uncommon x
Lentigo Lentigo uncommon x
Lethargy Lethargy uncommon x
Leukocytosis Leukocytosis uncommon x
Fungal infection Fungal infection uncommon x
Nasal congestion Nasal congestion uncommon x
Melanocytic naevus Melanocytic naevus uncommon x
Night sweats Night sweats uncommon x
Pneumonia aspiration Pneumonia aspiration uncommon x
Sinusitis Sinusitis uncommon x
Skin infection Skin infection uncommon x
Tinnitus Tinnitus uncommon x
Tinnitus aggravated uncommon x
Tremor Tremor uncommon x
Vitiligo Vitiligo uncommon x
Wheezing Wheezing uncommon x
Urinary retention Urinary retention uncommon x
Agitation Agitation uncommon x
Oedema peripheral Oedema peripheral uncommon x
Blood urea increased Blood urea increased uncommon x
Haemoglobin decreased Haemoglobin decreased uncommon x
Scab Scab uncommon x
Rash macular Rash macular uncommon x
Malaise Malaise uncommon x
Discomfort Malaise uncommon x
Feeling abnormal Malaise uncommon x
Ill-defined disorder Malaise uncommon x
Dyspnoea exertional Dyspnoea exertional uncommon x
Hair growth abnormal Hair growth abnormal uncommon x
Cold sweat Cold sweat uncommon x
Abdominal discomfort Abdominal discomfort uncommon x
Abdominal pain lower Abdominal pain lower uncommon x
Exfoliative rash Rash scaly uncommon x
Respiratory depression Respiratory depression uncommon x
Pulmonary function test decreased Respiratory depression uncommon x
Eye irritation Eye irritation uncommon x
Chest discomfort Chest discomfort uncommon x
Productive cough Productive cough uncommon x
Oesophageal haemorrhage Oesophageal haemorrhage uncommon x
Oedema Pitting edema uncommon x
Oedema x
Increased tendency to bruise Increased tendency to bruise uncommon x
Chapped lips Chapped lips uncommon x
Musculoskeletal chest pain Musculoskeletal chest pain uncommon x
Blood chloride increased Blood chloride increased uncommon x
Menopausal symptoms Hot flush uncommon x
Hot flush Hot flush uncommon x
Eye oedema Eye oedema uncommon x
Haematocrit decreased Haematocrit decreased uncommon x
Oxygen saturation decreased Oxygen saturation decreased uncommon x
Injection site erythema Injection site erythema uncommon x
Blood albumin decreased Blood albumin decreased uncommon x
Protein total decreased Protein total decreased uncommon x
Joint range of motion decreased Joint range of motion decreased uncommon x
Scar pain Scar pain uncommon x
Post procedural haemorrhage Post procedural haemorrhage uncommon x
Respiratory tract congestion Respiratory tract congestion uncommon x
Temperature intolerance Temperature intolerance uncommon x
Oesophagitis ulcerative Oesophagitis ulcerative uncommon x
Feeling hot Feeling hot uncommon x
Anaemia Anaemia x
Mental disorder Mental disorder x
Breast disorder Breast disorder x
Infection Infection x
Connective tissue disorder Connective tissue disorder x
Cyst Cyst x
Embolism Embolism x
Eye disorder Eye disorder x
Gastrointestinal disorder Gastrointestinal disorder x
Cardiac disorder Cardiac disorder x
Hypersensitivity Hypersensitivity x
Immune system disorder Immune system disorder x
Mediastinal disorder Mediastinal disorder x
Neoplasm Neoplasm x
Nervous system disorder Nervous system disorder x
Nodule Nodule x
Phlebitis Phlebitis x
Pneumonia Pneumonia x
Polyp Polyp x
Porphyrin metabolism disorder Porphyrin metabolism disorder x
Skin wrinkling Skin wrinkling x
Tracheo-oesophageal fistula Tracheo-oesophageal fistula x
Urethral disorder Urinary tract disorder x
Urinary tract disorder Urinary tract disorder x
Angiopathy Angiopathy x
Cataract Cataract x
Deep vein thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis x
Malnutrition Malnutrition x
Skin disorder Unspecified disorder of skin and subcutaneous tissue x
Rash erythematous Rash erythematous x
Pseudoporphyria Pseudoporphyria x
Infestation Infestation NOS x
Gastrointestinal necrosis Gastrointestinal necrosis x
Severe acute respiratory syndrome Severe acute respiratory syndrome x


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

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