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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Metvixia Cream is intended for topical use in the physician’s office by trained physicians only. Do not apply to the eyes or to mucous membranes.

Metvixia Cream has demonstrated a high rate of contact sensitization (allergenicity) (See ADVERSE REACTIONS). Care should be taken by the physician applying Metvixia Cream to avoid inadvertent skin contact. Nitrile gloves should be worn when applying and removing the cream. Vinyl and latex gloves do not provide adequate protection when using this product.

Metvixia Cream when used with CureLight BroadBand Model CureLight 01 lamp must be used with appropriate protective sleeves obtained from the product manufacturer to decrease the risk of blood-borne transmitted diseases (hepatitis, HIV, etc.). Change the disposable covers for the device (probe and horseshoe positioning device) between patients. Universal Precautions should be used with this treatment.

Legal Issues

There is currently no legal information available for this drug.

FDA Safety Alerts

There are currently no FDA safety alerts available for this drug.

Manufacturer Warnings

There is currently no manufacturer warning information available for this drug.

FDA Labeling Changes

There are currently no FDA labeling changes available for this drug.


Metvixia Cream in combination with 570 to 670 nm wavelength red light illumination using the CureLight BroadBand Model CureLight 01 lamp is indicated for treatment of non-hyperkeratotic actinic keratoses of the face and scalp in immunocompetent patients when used in conjunction with lesion preparation (debridement using a sharp dermal curette) in the physician’s office when other therapies are unacceptable or considered medically less appropriate.


There is currently no drug history available for this drug.

Other Information

Metvixia Cream is an oil in water emulsion. Metvixia Cream contains methyl aminolevulinate hydrochloride equivalent to168 mg/g of methyl aminolevulinate.

Methyl aminolevulinate hydrochloride is a white to slightly yellow powder that is freely soluble in water and methanol, soluble in ethanol and practically insoluble in most organic solvents.

The chemical formula for methyl aminolevulinate HCl is C6H11NO3·HCl (MW=181.62) and it has the following structural formula:

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Metvixia Cream contains glyceryl monostearate, cetostearyl alcohol, polyoxyl stearate, cholesterol and oleyl alcohol as emulsifying agents. It also contains glycerin, white petrolatum, isopropyl myristate, refined peanut oil, refined almond oil as emollients, edetate disodium as a chelating agent and methylparaben and propylparaben as preservatives.

Metvixia Manufacturers

  • Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd.
    Metvixia (Methyl Aminolevulinate Hydrochloride) Cream [Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd.]

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