Brand names: Lucentis
Lucentis is used to treat neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Wet AMD causes central vision loss, which is the center area of what you see.
Injections into the eye (intravitreal), such as Lucentis, may cause an inflammation of the tissues in the eye (endophthalmitis), or detachment of your retina.
Lucentis will be injected into your eye once a month by your doctor.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ranibizumab .
Do not take Lucentis if you have an eye infection, or you are allergic to one of its ingredients.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking to avoid a possible interaction with Lucentis. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are experiencing an eye infection.
The effects of Lucentis during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking Ranibizumab if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Your doctor will determine the proper dosage. The injection is usually given once a month. Although it may be less effective, treatment may be reduced to 1 injection every 3 months after the first 4 injections.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.