Lucentis 0.5mg Injection

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Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Lucentis 0.5mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Wet form of age-related macular degeneration, Diabetic macular edema (accumulation of fluid in eye of diabetic patients), Macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion
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1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Lucentis Injection

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Uses of Lucentis Injection

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.
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Side effects of Lucentis Injection

Common

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

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How to use Lucentis Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

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.

In Depth Information on Lucentis Injection

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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lucentis 0.5mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
Lucentis 0.5mg Injection is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lucentis 0.5mg Injection may cause blurring of your vision f
or a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Lucentis 0.5mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lucentis 0.5mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Lucentis 0.5mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lucentis 0.5mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ranibizumab, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lucentis 0.5mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Ranibizumab

Yes, Lucentis is approved by the FDA
Lucentis injection belongs to a class of medications called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. Lucentis 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. Lucentis 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.

User Submitted Feedback For Lucentis 0.5mg Injection

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Substitutes for Lucentis

No substitutes found for this medicine
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