Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland
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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lucentis. Please consult your doctor.
Lucentis may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
Lucentis is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Lucentis may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Lucentis is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lucentis may not be needed in ... View More
Lucentis is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lucentis may not be needed in t... View More
Lucentis is used for the treatment of eye diseases which are caused by diabetes, macular degeneration, and macular swelling. It reduces the abnormal gro... View More
Uses of Lucentis
- Diabetic eye disease
- Wet age-related macular degeneration
- Macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion
Side effects of Lucentis
- Conjunctival hemorrhage
- Eye pain
- Eye inflammation
- Increased intraocular pressure
How to use Lucentis
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Lucentis works
Lucentis is an anti-angiogenic medication. It works by blocking a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This stops the growth and le... View More
What if you forget to take Lucentis?
If you miss a dose of Lucentis, please consult your doctor.
- Lucentis 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 Lucentis affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you experience increased eye pain and redness, blurred or decreased vision, or increased sensitivity to light.
Wet ARMD, Central retinal vein occlusion, Diabetic macular edema
Intravitreal Neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration Adult: 0.5 mg (0.05 mL of 10 mg/mL) mthly into the affected eye as a single dose. Cont... View More
Active or suspected ocular or periocular infection, active severe intraocular inflammation, signs of irreversible ischaemic visual function loss in pati... View More
Mode of Action
Humanized monoclonal antibody to VEGF-A, inhibits VEGF-A-induced ocular neovascularization.
Patient w/ risk factors for retinal pigment epithelial tears, history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack, uncontrolled HTN, previous intravitreal i... View More
>10% Conjunctival hemorrhage (43-77%),Eye pain (17-37%),Vitreous floaters (3-32%),Incr IOP (8-24%),Vitreous detachment (7-22%),Eye irritation (4-19%),I... View More
May enhance the adverse/toxic effect of belimumab. Serious intraocular inflammation may occur when used adjunctively w/ verteporfin photodynamic therapy... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More