Levulinic Acids

Keto acids that are derivatives of 4-oxopentanoic acids (levulinic acid).
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB00855Aminolevulinic acidAminolevulinic acid plus blue light illumination using a blue light photodynamic therapy illuminator is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses of the face or scalp.
DB00992Methyl aminolevulinateFor topical use, in combination with 570 to 670 nm wavelength red light illumination, in the 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).
DB06261HexaminolevulinateHexaminolevulinate is indicated for use in the cystoscopic detection of non-muscle invasive papillary cancer of the bladder among patients suspected or known to have lesion(s) on the basis of a prior cystoscopy.