MACUGEN 0.3MG INFUSION

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Composition FOR MACUGEN 0.3mg infusion

Pegaptanib(0.3mg)

food interaction for MACUGEN infusion

alcohol interaction for MACUGEN infusion

pregnancy interaction for MACUGEN infusion

lactation interaction for MACUGEN infusion

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 0.3mg infusion

Pegaptanib(0.3mg)

Macugen infusion uses

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

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.

Common 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.

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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.

Frequently asked questions FOR MACUGEN 0.3mg infusion

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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)