Levulan Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
This medicine can make certain skin conditions worse. Only use it for conditions for which your doctor or health care professional has prescribed.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sunlamps or tanning beds/booths.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
persistent non-healing sore
reddish patch or irritated area
spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
white, yellow or waxy scar-like area
Bleeding during lesion preparation
blistering or irritation of the skin
Incidence not known
Difficulty seeing at night
increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
loss of memory
problems with memory
red, sore eyes
swelling of the eyelids
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles,” stinging, or tingling feelings
darkening or lightening of the treated skin
small, red, raised, itchy bumps
swelling of the skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.