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Porfimer Sodium Related Skin Hyperpigmentation

Official FDA Reports0
Social Media Events1
Active Ingredients
  • Porfimer Sodium
Additional Drug Brands and Names
Additional Terms for Skin Hyperpigmentation
  • Discolored
  • Darkening Extremities
  • Color Change In Skin
  • Yellowish Tint To The Skin
  • Made My Skin Yellow
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The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride


... 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...

Source:" Photofrin IV : User Ratings covering u...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photosensitivity reaction, Skin hyperpigmentation

Posted By Usafguy5777 in fdb.rxlist.com on February 21, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... 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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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.