Information about Ranibizumab

Ranibizumab Uses

Ranibizumab is used for diabetic eye disease, wet age-related macular degeneration and macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion.

How Ranibizumab works

Ranibizumab 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.

Common side effects of Ranibizumab

Conjunctival hemorrhage, Eye pain, Eye inflammation, Eye floaters, Increased intraocular pressure
Written By
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 11:52 AM (UTC)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy

Available Medicine for Ranibizumab

RazumabIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
170001 variant(s)
LucentisNovartis India Ltd
701601 variant(s)
AccentrixNovartis India Ltd
239601 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ranibizumab

  • Ranibizumab 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 Ranibizumab affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience increased eye pain and redness, blurred or decreased vision, or increased sensitivity to light.

Frequently asked questions for Ranibizumab


Q. Is Ranibizumab FDA approved?

Yes, Ranibizumab is approved by the FDA

Q. What is Ranibizumab injection and how does it work?

Ranibizumab injection belongs to a class of medications called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. Ranibizumab is used for the treatment of conditions that affect vision such as exudative (wet) neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular edema (swelling) following retinal vein occlusion and macular edema (swelling) due to diabetes. Ranibizumab 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.


Orders Delivered
Get the link to download App

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited


1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant


Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.