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I would like to know what if any association there is between AMINOLEVULINIC ACID  and diabetes type 1? Thank you Omar
by Omar R. Fagoaga, PhD in USA, michigan, 11/06/2006

AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) Drug and Prescription Information


AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) Medication Classification


AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) Brandname

Levulan Kerastick

AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) is used for the Treatment

Aminolevulinic Acid (a-MEE-noh-lev-yoo-lin-ik AS-id) Treats wart-like lesions (actinic keratoses) on the face or scalp.BRAND NAME (S): Levulan® Kerastick™

When To Not Use AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to aminolevulinic acid or porphyrins, or if you have porphyria or skin that is sensitive to sun.

How Should You Use AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick)

Proper AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) Storage

Store AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Be sure your doctor knows if you are using griseofulvin (Fulvicin®), diuretics (water pills), tetracycline antibiotics, sulfa drugs (Bactrim®, Septra®), prochlorperazine (Compazine®), or diabetes medicine taken by mouth (DiaBeta®, Glipizide®, Glucotrol®).

AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • During the blue light treatment you may feel stinging, tingling, prickling, or burning of the lesions, but this should go away after the treatment.
  • Redness, scaling, and swelling may occur but should clear up after 4 weeks of treatment.

AMINOLEVULINIC ACID (Topical) (Stick) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bleeding, blistering, or oozing of treated areas
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Changes in color of treated skin
  • Itching
  • Stinging, burning, tingling

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