Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Metvixia


Methyl aminolevulinate is used with photodynamic therapy (light treatment) to treat actinic keratosis (AK) on the face and scalp. Actinic keratoses are skin lesions or growths in areas where the skin has been exposed to the sun. AK normally occurs in older patients with light-colored skin. This medicine is only used for AK skin lesions that are thin and light in color.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.