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)
LUCENTIS is approved by the FDA for monthly treatment for RVO.
Possible serious side effects of LUCENTIS
You may have already received LUCENTIS from your Retina Specialist. If not, you should know that LUCENTIS is given as an injection into your eye. Remember to ask your doctor if you need to do anything special to prepare for your next appointment.
Make sure you have someone with you who can drive you home.
Knowing what to expect at the Retina Specialist's office can help set your mind at ease about your treatment.
You should know that everyone responds differently to treatment with LUCENTIS.
LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection) is a prescription medicine for the treatment of patients with macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO).
The most common eye-related side effects are increased redness in the white of the eye, eye pain, small specks in vision, and the feeling that something is in the eye. The most common non–eye-related side effects are nose and throat infections, headache, and lung/airway infections.