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User Voices for Porfimer Sodium

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Porfimer Sodium

Photosensitivity Reaction

... esophogus, was greatly effective inn treating the cancer. However, due to the side effects of the drug, I was unable to go outdoors into the sunlight or in strong lights . After avoiding sunlight for o...


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Skin Hyperpigmentation

... of the drug, I was unable to go outdoors into the sunlight or in strong lights. After avoiding sunlight for over a month, I still encountered severe darkening of my face and arms . Also, my Penis and k...


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Injury

... photosensitizer in North America, Europe and Japan is porfimer sodium (Photofrin® [Axcan Pharma Inc, Birmingham, AL]). Photofrin® is given intravenously, results in deep injury and is associated wit...


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Sunburn

... is given intravenously, results in deep injury and is associated with significant morbidity.[5] The drug remains in the skin for up to 2 months and can result in severe sunburn if standard sunlight pr...


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