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)
Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wet AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. It can get worse very quickly.
Wet AMD occurs when a protein in the body called VEGF causes abnormal blood vessel growth in a small area of the retina at the back of the eye called the macula.
Imagine blood vessels as roots of a tree growing under concrete. The concrete represents the macula. In a healthy eye, vessels stay in place and vision stays normal.
In wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels push up through the macula, causing cracks. These vessels can begin to bleed, causing changes in vision.
Bleeding vessels lead to swelling and bleeding in the macula, causing blurry, wavy, or decreased vision. This can result in the loss of central vision.
LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD).
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, joint pain, and lung/airway infections.