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MACUGEN 0.3MG INFUSION

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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 is a monoclonal antibody. It blocks the formation of abnormal blood vessels.

Common side effects

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

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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

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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 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)