Visudyne (Injection)


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Visudyne (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Visudyne (Injection)

Visudyne (Injection) Medication Classification

VERTEPORFIN (Injection)

Visudyne (Injection) Brandname

Visudyne

Visudyne (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Verteporfin (ver-te-POR-fin) Treats blood vessel disorders in the eye that are caused by conditions such as macular degeneration (a gradual loss of vision caused by aging), myopia (nearsightedness), or ocular histoplasmosis (a fungal infection of the eye).

When To Not Use Visudyne (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to verteporfin or if you have porphyria.

How Should You Use Visudyne (Injection)

Proper Visudyne (Injection) Storage

Store Visudyne (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Visudyne (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Visudyne (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows about ALL other medicines you are using.

Visudyne (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease.
  • This medicine will cause your skin and eyes to become sensitive to sunlight or bright light. Avoid sunlight or bright indoor light for 5 days after your treatment. This includes tanning beds, bright halogen lights, light coming through a window, or lights used in surgery or dental offices.
  • If you must go outdoors during the first 5 days after a treatment, wear protective clothing including long sleeves, a hat, and dark sunglasses. Sunscreen will not protect you from the harmful effects of sunlight after a treatment with this medicine.

Visudyne (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Blurred or double vision or vision that is less clear
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
  • Pain, burning, swelling, redness, or rash where the needle is placed
  • Red, swollen, or bruised eyes
  • Skin rash or redness
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry or itching eyes
  • Fever, chills, sore throat, cough
  • Muscle weakness or joint pain
  • Nausea or constipation