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MACUGEN 0.3MG INFUSION

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MRP: Rs. 44571.40 for 1 bottle(s) (90 ML infusion each)
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Composition for MACUGEN

Pegaptanib(0.3 mg)

food interaction for MACUGEN

alcohol interaction for MACUGEN

pregnancy interaction for MACUGEN

lactation interaction for MACUGEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Macugen 0.3mg infusion at a fixed time.
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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MACUGEN

Pegaptanib(0.3 mg)

Uses

Macugen 0.3mg infusion is used in the treatment of wet form of age-related macular degeneration (growth of abnormal blood vessels in eye leading to gradual loss of vision), diabetic macular edema (accumulation of fluid in eye of diabetic patients) and macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion.

How it works

Macugen 0.3mg infusion belongs to a class of medication called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. Macugen 0.3mg infusion 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.

Common side effects

Eye disorder, Increased sensitivity to light, Bleeding around the eye, Bloodshot eye, Blurred vision, Cataract, Conjunctival inflammation, Discharge, Shortness of breath, Wheezing, Eye discomfort, Eye irritation, Eye redness, Dilatation of pupil, Eye swelling, Eyelid inflammation, Eyelid swelling, Fainting, Itching, Mouth swelling, Nausea, Stomach cramp, Tachycardia, Teary eyes, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for MACUGEN

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for MACUGEN

Pegaptanib

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

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)