Drug Information for PHOTOFRIN (porfimer sodium) for Injection (Axcan Scandipharm Inc.): HOW SUPPLIED

  • PHOTOFRIN® (porfimer sodium) for Injection is supplied as a freeze-dried cake or powder as follows:

    NDC 58914-155-75 — 75 mg vial

    PHOTOFRIN® freeze-dried cake or powder should be stored at Controlled Room Temperature 20−25°C (68−77°F) [see USP].

    Spills and Disposal

    Spills of PHOTOFRIN® should be wiped up with a damp cloth. Skin and eye contact should be avoided due to the potential for photosensitivity reactions upon exposure to light; use of rubber gloves and eye protection is recommended. All contaminated materials should be disposed of in a polyethylene bag in a manner consistent with local regulations.

    Accidental Exposure

    PHOTOFRIN® is neither a primary ocular irritant nor a primary dermal irritant. However, because of its potential to induce photosensitivity, PHOTOFRIN® might be an eye and/or skin irritant in the presence of bright light. It is important to avoid contact with the eyes and skin during preparation and/or administration. As with therapeutic overdosage, any overexposed person must be protected from bright light.

    Manufactured by


    Carolina, Puerto Rico 00987


    Axcan Scandipharm Inc.

    Birmingham, AL 35242

    For inquiries call Axcan Scandipharm Inc. at:


    September 29, 2005

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).