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Drug Interactions between aminolevulinic acid and dong quai

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dong quai aminolevulinic acid

Applies to: dong quai and aminolevulinic acid

Aminolevulinic acid sensitizes your skin to bright lights, and combining it with other medications that can also have this effect (i.E., photosensitivity) such as dong quai may increase the risk of a severe sunburn. In general, it is recommended that other potentially photosensitizing medications be avoided for 24 hours before and after taking aminolevulinic acid. There have also been suggestions to avoid these medications for up to 2 weeks afterwards, although it may not be feasible to interrupt some treatments for that long, especially if they are medically necessary. Check with your doctor to see if you should temporarily withhold any of your medications before and after taking aminolevulinic acid. Following treatment, you should avoid exposure of the eyes and skin to sunlight or bright indoor lights for 48 hours. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

No alcohol/food interactions were found. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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