Read about the safety information of LUCENTIS
LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO), and diabetic macular edema (DME).
LUCENTIS is a prescription medication given by injection into the eye, and it has side effects. Some LUCENTIS patients have had detached retinas and serious infections inside the eye. You should not use LUCENTIS if you have an infection in or around the eye or are allergic to LUCENTIS or any of its ingredients.
Uncommonly, LUCENTIS patients have had serious, sometimes fatal, problems related to blood clots, such as heart attacks or strokes.
Some patients have had increased eye pressure before and within 1 hour of an injection.
Serious side effects include inflammation inside the eye and, rarely, problems related to the injection procedure, such as cataracts. These side effects can make your vision worse.
The most common eye-related side effects are increased redness in the white of the eye, eye pain, small specks in vision, and increased eye pressure. The most common non-eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, headache, lung/airway infections, and nausea.
If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, or painful, or if you have a change in vision, call or visit your eye doctor right away.
For additional safety information, please talk to your doctor and see the LUCENTIS full prescribing information.
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Wet age-related macular degeneration(wet AMD)
Macular edema following retinal vein occlusion(RVO)
Managing your condition may seem overwhelming, but there are many things you can do to make the most of your LUCENTIS treatment.
Our trained LUCENTIS Specialists are available to help
The LUCENTIS Patient Support Program sends educational materials right to your door.
These materials will:
LUCENTIS gives you access to information about co-pay and
Visit the Access Solutions and LUCENTIS Co-Pay Card websites for more information.
LUCENTIS Co-Pay Card*
If you qualify, this program can help you with the
out-of-pocket costs like co-payments, co-insurance, or
deductibles for your medicine.
*The card is only for patients
covered by a private healthcare plan.
LUCENTIS Access Solutions®
Regardless of your income or insurance status, this
program can guide you through the process of getting
Talk to your Retina Specialist
Your Retina Specialist is your best resource when it comes to
your vision. Working as a team with your Retina Specialist will
help you make the best of your treatment.
Making the most of your partnership:
Following these tips will help your Retina Specialist evaluate
your vision and make treatment decisions.
It's important to monitor your vision on a regular
Here's how to use it:
If you notice blurry or wavy lines, or dark or blank spots in
either eye, call your Retina Specialist right away. This will help
your Retina Specialist evaluate your vision and make treatment
Demonstration of reduced visual acuity
Follow these vision tips
If you are experiencing vision loss, you can make some simple
changes that will help you feel safer and more comfortable.
In the bathroom:
In the bedroom:
In the living room:
In the kitchen: