Macugen 0.3mg Infusion

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Macugen 0.3mg Infusion

iconPrescription Required
90 ml in 1 bottle

Medicine Overview of Macugen Infusion


Uses of Macugen Infusion

Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is used in the treatment of wet form of age-related macular degeneration.

Side effects of Macugen Infusion


Foreign body sensation in eyes, Increased intraocular pressure, Eye pain, Punctate keratitis, Eye floaters, Visual disturbance, Cataract, Blurred vision, Eye inflammation, Stinging in the eyes, Increased blood pressure, Corneal edema, Eye itching, Conjunctival hemorrhage, Visual impairment, Burning sensation in eye, Eye discharge.


How to use Macugen Infusion

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

How Macugen Infusion works

Macugen 0.3mg Infusion 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 Macugen Infusion

Expert advice for Macugen Infusion

  • Consult your ophthalmologist immediately if the eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful or develops a change in vision.
  • Patients should not drive or use machines immediately after receiving pegaptanib intravitreal injection which may influence the driving ability.
  • Before taking pegaptanib, inform you doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breast-feeding.
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Macugen Infusion related warnings
Special precautions for Macugen Infusion
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Macugen 0.3mg Infusion may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Macugen
0.3mg Infusion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Macugen
0.3mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Macugen Infusion

Frequently asked questions about Pegaptanib

Macugen injection belongs to a class of medications called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. Macugen is mainly used for the treatment of exudative (wet) neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD, a disease of the eye that affects vision).

Substitutes for Macugen

No substitutes found for this medicine
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