Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

You will receive this medicine in a clinic or doctor's office. A nurse or other trained health professional will apply the medicine.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet and patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any concerns.

If you are using the aminolevulinic acid solution:

  • This medicine is applied on your lesions. Do not get any of the solution into your eyes, nose, mouth, or ears.
  • After application of the solution to the arms, cover the treated area with a low density polyethylene plastic wrap held in place with an elastic net dressing.
  • Application of the solution to target lesions must be followed by blue light illumination treatment using BLU–U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator in your doctor's office after 3 hours for upper arm lesions or after 14 to 18 hours for face or scalp lesions.
  • Your doctor may want to retreat you after 8 weeks if your skin condition did not completely resolve.
  • Call your doctor if you cannot return for the blue light illumination treatment after the aminolevulinic acid solution application. You should then protect the treated skin from sunlight and prolonged or intense light for at least 40 hours.

If you are using the aminolevulinic acidgel:

  • This medicine is applied on your lesions or to the skin around the lesions. Do not get any of the gel into your eyes, nose, mouth, or ears. Rinse it off right away if it does get on these areas.
  • After gel application, the area where the gel has been applied will be covered with a light-blocking, occlusive dressing for 3 hours.
  • Immediately after removing the dressing and any remaining gel, you will be treated with a red light using the BF-RhodoLED® lamp.
  • If the lesions cannot be treated with the BF-RhodoLED® lamp within 3 hours after the gel has been applied, rinse off the gel with saline and water and protect the lesion sites from sunlight or prolonged or intense light for 2 days.
  • Your doctor may want to retreat you after 3 months if your skin condition did not completely resolve.