Directory of Drugs: Lucentis - Ranibizumab
What Is Lucentis?
Lucentis is a medicine injected into the eye for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Lucentis has not been studied in children.
Who Should Not Be Treated With Lucentis?
You should not be given Lucentis if you have any of the following conditions:
What Are The Risks?
The following are the major potential risks and side effects of Lucentis therapy. However, this list is not complete.
Call your eye doctor right away if your eye becomes sensitive to light, painful, or you develop a change in vision during treatment with Lucentis.
Your eye doctor will carefully monitor your eye right after your injection and during the week following your injection.
What Should I Tell My Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon)?
Before you start taking Lucentis, tell your ophthalmologist if you:
Can Other Medicines Or Food Affect Lucentis?
Lucentis and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Some patients have developed a serious eye inflammation when receiving treatment with both Lucentis and verteporfin (Visudyne) photodynamic therapy (PDT).
Tell your eye surgeon about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines including aspirin, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Lucentis works or Lucentis may affect how your other medicines work. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your ophthalmologist.
How Do I Receive Lucentis?
Date Approved: June 30, 2006
Date created: September12, 2006
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