Visudyne Injection

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Introduction

Visudyne Injection is used to treat eye conditions such as wet form of macular degeneration.

Visudyne Injection is administered under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Do not self administer this injection. Inform your doctor before taking this injection, if you have any known allergy to it. The common side effects include injection site reaction (pain, swelling, redness) and visual disturbances.

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. Caution is advised for driving after administration of this injection, as side effects may cause difficulty for eyes to concentrate and react.

Uses of Visudyne Powder for Injection

Benefits of Visudyne Powder for Injection

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. Visudyne Injection 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 Visudyne Powder for Injection

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 Visudyne

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Visual impairment

How to use Visudyne Powder for Injection

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

How Visudyne Powder for Injection works

Visudyne Injection accumulates in the abnormal blood vessels and, when stimulated by non-thermal red light in the presence of oxygen, produces highly reactive short-lived singlet oxygen and other reactive oxygen radicals, resulting in local damage to the endothelium and blockage of the vessels.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Visudyne Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Visudyne Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Visudyne Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Visudyne Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
It may cause visual disturbances such as abnormal vision, vision decrease, or visual field defects that may interfere with your ability to drive or use machines.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Visudyne Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Visudyne Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Visudyne Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

All substitutes

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

Quick tips

  • Visudyne Injection is used for the treatment of eye diseases caused by diabetes, macular degeneration and macular swelling.
  • 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 Visudyne Injection affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience increased eye pain and redness, blurred or decreased vision, or increased sensitivity to light.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzoporphyrin Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor for AMD

Patient concerns

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

  1. Verteporfin [FDA Label]. Rochester, MI: JHP Pharmaceuticals LLC; 2012. [Accessed 06 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1471-72.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sandoz House, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli Mumbai -400 018, India
Expires on or after: March, 2022

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