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Cysview Side Effects

Generic name: hexaminolevulinate

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 24, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about hexaminolevulinate. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cysview.

Applies to hexaminolevulinate: urinary bladder powder for solution.

Serious side effects of Cysview

Along with its needed effects, hexaminolevulinate (the active ingredient contained in Cysview) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hexaminolevulinate:

More common

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to hexaminolevulinate: intravesical powder for reconstitution.


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): White blood cell count increased, anemia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reaction, anaphylactoid shock[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Sepsis[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Back pain[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Gout[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Insomnia[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Bladder spasm, bladder pain, dysuria, urinary retention, hematuria

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urethral pain, pollakiuria, micturition urgency, urinary tract disorder, balanitis, cystitis, urinary tract infection

Postmarketing reports: Abnormal urinalysis[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased serum bilirubin, hepatic enzyme increased[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia, post-procedural pain, post-operative fever[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. UK Summary of Product Characteristics.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. Australian Product Information.

3. Product Information. Cysview (hexaminolevulinate). Photocure Inc. 2014.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.