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Generic Name
Aminolevulinic acid (Topical)
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • A topical agent used for treatment of non-hyperkeratotic actinic keratoses.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with ALA HCl.
  • It is also not known whether it will cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity.
  • It should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The levels of ALA or its metabolites in the milk of subjects treated with Aminolevulinic acid topical Solution have not been measured.
  • Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Aminolevulinic acid topical Solution is administered to a nursing woman.
  • Other Trade Names
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