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Metvixia (methyl aminolevulinate cream) Cream Overdose
Metvixia (methyl aminolevulinate cream) Cream overdose has not been reported. If the patient for any reason cannot have the red light treatment during the prescribed period after application (the 3 hour timespan), the cream should be rinsed off with saline and water, and the patient should protect the exposed area from sunlight, prolonged or intense light for two days.
Aktilite Red Light Overdose
Red light overdose (excess illumination time) using Aktilite CL128 following Metvixia (methyl aminolevulinate cream) Cream application has not been reported. If red light overexposure were to result in a burn, the patient should be treated in accordance with standard practice for treatment of cutaneous burns.
Metvixia (methyl aminolevulinate cream) Cream is contraindicated in patients with cutaneous photosensitivity, or known allergies to porphyrins, and in patients with known sensitivities to any of the components of Metvixia (methyl aminolevulinate cream) Cream, which includes peanut and almond oil [See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/1/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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