Before using Metvixia, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
There are no adequate studies done which prove Methyl Aminolevulinate effects in children. Use it after consulting your doctor. However, safety and efficacy have not been established.
This medicine does not cause any different side effects or problem than it does in younger adults.
If you become pregnant while using it, discuss it with your doctor for potential risk factors.
There are no adequate studies which prove that Methyl Aminolevulinate passes into breast milk. If you are using Methyl Aminolevulinate cream while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Methyl Aminolevulinate may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He may want to change the dosage or drug. Some of them are listed below:
Other Medical Conditions:
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:
To use Metvixia properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Read the medication guide carefully. Ask your pharmacist if you have any queries.
It is applied by your doctor or by a trained health professional in a hospital or clinic. It is applied during two treatment sessions 1 week apart.
After application, a special bandage is applied on treated area. It is only for skin use. Wash it immediately if it goes into eyes, nose or mouth.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Metvixia, there are some precautions you must take. Your doctor should check your daily progress at regular visits. He/she may want a blood or urine test to check for unwanted effects.
Avoid exposure of treated areas to sunlight, bright indoor light such as medical examination lights, operating room lights, tanning beds, or any lights that are close to you, or extreme cold for at least 3 hours after the treatment.
Avoid exposure of treated areas to sunlight, bright indoor light for at least 2 days after photodynamic therapy (light treatment). Wear protective clothing, or use a sunscreen if you cannot avoid the sun.
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