Aminolevulinic acid solution applicator
Syntex Laboratories | Aminolevulinic acid solution applicator (Medication)
Aminolevulinic acid solution is used to treat adult patients with malignant glioma (a type of brain tumor). Gliolan help surgeons to better visualize the tumor during surgery to remove it from the brain.
The disease is considered rare, aminolevulinic acid is used in combination with photodynamic therapy to treat actinic keratoses (small crusty or scaly bumps or horns on or under the skin that result from exposure to sunlight and can develop into skin cancer) of the face or scalp. Aminolevulinic acid is in a class of medications called photosensitizing agents. When aminolevulinic acid is activated by light, it damages the cells of actinic keratosis lesions. Aminolevulinic acid comes in a special applicator to be made into a solution and applied to the affected skin area by a doctor. ...
The most common adverse reactions associated with anemia (low red blood cell counts), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), leukocytosis (elevated white blood cell count, a type of white blood cells) and increased blood levels of liver enzymes (bilirubin, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, gamma glutamyltransferase, and amylase). Aminolevulinic acid may cause side effects.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:tingling, stinging, prickling, or burning of lesions during blue light treatment (should get better within 24 hours), redness, swelling, and scaling of treated actinic keratoses and surrounding skin (should get better within 4 weeks), discoloration of the skin, itching, bleeding, blistering, pus under the skin, hives. ...
Aminolevulinic acid solution not be used in patients who may be hypersensitive (allergic) to 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride or porphyrins. Caution should be used in patients with porphyria (an inability to metabolize porphyrins) or during pregnancy. Before using aminolevulinic acid.
Tell your dochealthcare provider if you are allergic to aminolevulinic acid, porphyrins, or any other medications, what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following:antihistamines; diuretics ('water pills'); griseofulvin (Fulvicin-U/F, Grifulvin V, Gris-PEG); medications for diabetes, mental illness, and nausea; sulfa antibiotics; and tetracycline antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline, minocycline, and tetracycline. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects and if you have porphyria (a condition that causes sensitivity to light).
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...