Temoporfin is a porphyrin derivative that is used as a photosensitizing agent in photodynamic therapy. The antitumor activity of temoporfin is activated by the application of 652 nm light. It activates macrophages to produce more tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and nitric oxide (NO) which contributes to the efficacy of therapy through phagocytosis of cancer cells and increased cell death and oxidative damage through reactive nitrogen species.
Use this medication precisely as recommended by your physician. Follow the prescription of your doctor carefully.
The medication dose given by your physician is based on your health conditions, other medications or food supplements taken, and your reaction to the treatment. To diminish risks for adverse effects, do not increase your dosage, thus take it regularly, or take it as instructed by your physician. Adverse events may still happen even at usual prescription dosages.
If your physician requests you to use this drug consistently, take it regularly to get the most benefits from it. To make you remember it better, take it at a fixed time every day.
Your doctor may need to modify your dosages to ease your symptoms or if you develop adverse reactions.