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Know More About Lucentis

Uses of Lucentis 

Also known by its generic name Ranibizumab, Lucentis is a form of medicine used in treating wet form age-related macular degeneration. It functions by preventing the development of new blood vessels under the retina. This process also stops blood and fluid from leaking into the eyes, especially to people who have been suffering from eye disorders.

Lucentis Precautions and Warnings 

Before receiving a prescription for Lucentis, ensure that you speak with your medical professional first if you have the following:

  • Past disease involving blood clotting and stroke
  • Glaucoma

For pregnant women, there is no valid evidence if the medicine can harm your baby. However, it is necessary that you discuss this with your medical professional to avoid any birth defect. Additionally, for people who have hypersensitivity to this medicine and its components, you must avoid consuming it to prevent the emergence of other health complications.

Lucentis Dosage

Lucentis is administered by injecting the solution to the infected eye(s). After treatment, you need to visit your doctor regularly to check for any adverse reactions. The injection is administered once a month. The usual dose for treating macular degeneration is only 0.5 mg of Lucentis. After the first dosage, your doctor will likely administer this treatment once every 3 months according to your progress.

Lucentis Side Effects 

Discover the different adverse reactions of consuming this injectable medication. These are as follows:

Common Side Effects of Lucentis 

  • Nausea
  • Eye irritation
  • Dryness of the eyes
  • Sinus pain
  • Blurry vision

Severe Side Effects of Lucentis 

  • Pain in the eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye bleeding
  • Numbness
  • Extreme weakness
  • Severe headache


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