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Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Levulan, 5-aminolevulinic Acid, Ala, 5-aminolaevulinic Acid, Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride
Official FDA Reports384
Social Media Events118
Total Posts285
Avg. Review Score3.21/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *
  • No other uses available

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Dusa Pharmaceuticals Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride

Pain

I had this treatment 6 days ago. Treatment itself was not too bad. Pain level about 4-5. So, 6 days later my skin is very red, peeling, and blotchy. Will never go through this again.


Source: Levulan Top : User Ratings covering us...

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Skin Hyperpigmentation

I had this treatment 6 days ago. Treatment itself was not too bad. Pain level about 4-5. So, 6 days later my skin is very red, peeling, and blotchy . Will never go through this again.


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Skin Exfoliation

I had this treatment 6 days ago. Treatment itself was not too bad. Pain level about 4-5. So, 6 days later my skin is very red, peeling , and blotchy. Will never go through this again.


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Skin exfoliation, Skin hyperpigmentation

Posted By MC in fdb.rxlist.com on July 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I had this treatment 6 days ago. Treatment itself was not too bad. Pain level about 4-5. So, 6 days later my skin is very red, peeling, and blotchy. Will never go through this again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I am just completing my 3rd and final Levulan treatment. The 1st was a piece of cake. Redness and peeling but not much pain. The 2nd one was difficult. My skin burned, itched and felt so tight that I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Artbypauline in fdb.rxlist.com on May 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I had MOHs surgery in August 2104 to remove two basal cell growths above my upper lip. My dermatologist found two actinic keratoses at my 6 month check up, and recommended this over the self applied t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Skin tightness, Pain, Swelling, Haemorrhage

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on March 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... Procedure itself was tolerable, but in the days that followed my reaction was severe! I am five days out today and just beginning to feel the pain, swelling, bleeding, tightness, etc. subsiding. My hu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By BillD in fdb.rxlist.com on March 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

76 Year old male. Only day three so do not know how effective treatment will be. Hopefully it will work because I will NOT do this again. Pain level for me was about a 9 1/2 during the light phase and...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Blister, Sunburn, Discomfort, Scab, Haemorrhage

Posted By Tmilne35 in fdb.rxlist.com on February 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... but tolerable. For the first week after treatment I had partial thickness (2nd degree) burns completely covering my face (including blisters, scabbing, bleeding, and extreme pain). 2nd week was better...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Burning sensation, Oedema, Skin exfoliation, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Susan in fdb.rxlist.com on December 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... applied yesterday.Left on 90 minutes, then blue light applied for 16.5 minutes. First 8 minutes very hot and burning sensation but gradually burning ceased. First day red, stinging but no drugs needed...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MikeR in fdb.rxlist.com on October 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Lt brown hair, medium color. Years of sun from surfing and boating. 1st Time: They cleaned the oils off my face with Acetone (yes, Acetone), which was strong smelling but certainly tolerable, the...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Discomfort

Posted By Loving Life in fdb.rxlist.com on October 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... one treatment and am going in for number two in the morning. I am glad my husband went with me on the first one sun was out and on driver side of car on the way home. The burning was uncomfortable for...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Chills, Discomfort, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Shell in fdb.rxlist.com on August 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to cleanse and relieve in between. Vaseline for the cracking and peeling areas. Goopy, but feels good. Don't use any aloe products that have anything in them but aloe, or it will sting like crazy. My ...


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