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Medications

Aflibercept Ophthalmic Injection 40 mg/mL

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • eye disease
  • eye

Instructions

This medicine is given as an injection into the eye.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • blurry vision
  • burning or stinging
  • discomfort in the eyes
  • reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • blurry shapes that seem to float in front of your eyes
  • itching and swelling of eyelids
  • jaw pain
  • eye pain or swelling
  • sensitivity to light
  • shortness of breath
  • slurred speech
  • sweating
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • sudden change or loss of vision
  • weakness on one side of the body

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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