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.
Q. What is Accentrix injection and how does it work?
Accentrix injection belongs to a class of medications called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists. Accentrix 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. Accentrix 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Aug 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.