LUCENTIS 0.5MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR LUCENTIS 0.5mg injection

Ranibizumab(0.5mg)

food interaction for LUCENTIS injection

alcohol interaction for LUCENTIS injection

pregnancy interaction for LUCENTIS injection

lactation interaction for LUCENTIS injection

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lucentis 0.5mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lucentis 0.5mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lucentis 0.5mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR LUCENTIS 0.5mg injection

Ranibizumab(0.5mg)

Lucentis injection uses

Lucentis 0.5mg injection is used in the treatment of wet form of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion.

How lucentis injection works

Lucentis 0.5mg injection is a monoclonal antibody, used to treat several eye diseases causing vision impairment. It works by stopping abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage in the eye(s) that occur due to excess human vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), thereby preventing from vision loss.

Common side effects of lucentis injection

Conjunctival hemorrhage, Eye pain, Eye inflammation, Eye floaters, Increased intraocular pressure.

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LUCENTIS 0.5MG INJECTION

Patients taking LUCENTIS 0.5MG INJECTION

  • 86%
    Once A Day
  • 14%
    Once A Week

SUBSTITUTES FOR LUCENTIS injection

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR LUCENTIS injection

  • Patients should not drive or use machines immediately after receiving ranibizumab intravitreal injection which may influence the driving ability or ability to operate machines.
  • Consult your ophthalmologist immediately if the eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful or develops a change in vision.
  • Before taking ranibizumab, inform you doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR LUCENTIS 0.5mg injection

Ranibizumab

Q. Is ranibizumab FDA approved?
Yes, ranibizumab is approved by the FDA
Q. What is ranibizumab injection and how does it work?
Ranibizumab injection belongs to a class of medications called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. Ranibizumab is used for the treatment of conditions that affect vision such as exudative (wet) neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular edema (swelling) following retinal vein occlusion and macular edema (swelling) due to diabetes. Ranibizumab binds extracellular VEGF thereby stopping abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage in the eye(s) which may lead to vision loss in people with wet AMD.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)