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Macugen 0.3mg Infusion

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Product introduction

Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is used in the treatment of eye condition called wet age-related macular degeneration. It reduces the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye. This decreases the chances of swelling as well as fluid and blood leakage that can cause vision loss.

Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is administered directly into the eyeball by an eye specialist. You should not self administer this medicine at home. The common side effects include eye pain, redness, blurred or decreased vision and eye discharge.

However, if you experience these side effects for a longer duration or any other symptoms which you think may be due to this medicine, please inform your doctor. It is not advised to drive after administration of this injection as you may feel sleepy or dizzy and your alertness may be reduced.

Uses of Macugen Infusion

Benefits of Macugen Infusion

In Wet age-related macular degeneration

Macula is the part of the retina responsible for central vision. Wet age-related macular degeneration is an eye disorder that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field due to abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula. This leads to vision problems. Macugen 0.3mg Infusion helps prevent leakage of such abnormal blood vessels and therefore prevents vision loss. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.

Side effects of Macugen Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Macugen

  • Foreign body sensation in eyes
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Eye pain
  • Punctate keratitis
  • Eye floaters
  • Visual impairment
  • Cataract
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye inflammation
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • High blood pressure
  • Corneal edema
  • Eye itching
  • Conjunctival hemorrhage
  • 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 an anti-angiogenic medication. It works by blocking a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This stops the growth and leakage of abnormal blood vessels in the eye(s) that may cause vision loss.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Macugen 0.3mg Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Macugen 0.3mg Infusion may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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.

What if you forget to take Macugen Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Macugen 0.3mg Infusion, please consult your doctor.\n

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Macugen 0.3mg Infusion is used for the treatment of an eye condition called wet age-related macular degeneration.
  • It is administered directly into the eyeball by an eye specialist.
  • It may cause temporary visual disturbances. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Macugen 0.3mg Infusion affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience increased eye pain and redness, blurred or decreased vision, or increased sensitivity to light.

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Habit Forming
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Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor for AMD

Patient concerns

Macular degeneration in left eye
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Sir, is surgery necessary in the initial stages of macular degeneration or it can be cured with medicines
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What kind of surgery. Macular degeneration can't be cured.Share pic of your prescription

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Address: The Capital, 1802, 18th Floor , Plot No. C-70, ‘G’ Block , Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East , Mumbai – 400051.
Country of origin: India

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