Brand name: Ameluz Levulan Kerastick
Use in Cancer Treatment
Photodynamic treatment with aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (with approval) treats:
Actinic keratosis is a kind of keratosis that affects the skin.
Researchers are researching on other diseases and kinds of cancer with aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride.
Experts use a protoporphyrin IX metabolic precursor topically. They transform Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (ALA HCl) to protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), a photosensitizer, after topical application. Singlet oxygen generates when the right wavelength of light activates protoporphyrin IX, resulting in a local cytotoxic impact.
Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride – MedlinePlus Information
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