OverviewVERTEPORFIN is a Schedule H drug.
Verteporfin works by enhancing the eye’s sensitivity to light. Verteporfin affects abnormal blood vessels in the eye.Verteporfin is used along with laser light treatment to treat certain serious eye conditions (e.g., macular degeneration, pathologic myopia, ocular histoplasmosis). It is used to help prevent decreased vision and blindness. After you have received the injection of verteporfin, your doctor will use laser light treatment on the affected eye.
UsageVERTEPORFIN is generally used to treat: Macular Degeneration, Myopia, Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
VERTEPORFIN can address symptoms like: Eyes Blurred Vision, Eyes Change In Vision
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)
- You should not receive verteporfin if you have porphyria.
- You should not receive verteporfin if you are allergic to it.
- Tell your caregivers if you feel any burning, pain, or swelling around the IV needle when verteporfin is injected.
- You will receive laser light treatment to your eye(s) within 15 minutes after the start of your verteporfin infusion.
- After receiving verteporfin, you must protect your eyes from natural sunlight and bright indoor light for at least 5 days.
- For best protection, wear dark sunglasses whenever you are outdoors or while indoors under bright lightingVerteporfin will make your eyes and your skin more sensitive to light. Natural sunlight and bright indoor light can expose you to harmful UV rays, which may cause severe sunburn or damage to your vision.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, bright halogen lights, or other bright lighting for at least 5 days after you are treated with verteporfin.
- To avoid exposing your skin to sunlight, keep all parts of your skin covered with clothing. Sunscreen will not be effective in protecting you from UV rays during the 5-day period after you have received verteporfin.
- This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Common Side-EffectsVERTEPORFIN : Diarrhoea, Skin Rash, Eyes Change In Vision, Eyes Sudden Flash Of Lights, Eyes Dry Eyes, Eyes Itching, Eyes Redness, Eyes Swelling, Head Headache, Fatigue (tiredness), Constipation, Nausea, Joint Pain, Fever, Chills, Redness, Dizziness, Nervousness, Eyes Pain, Fainting, Irregular Heartbeat, Pale Skin, Ear Pounding, Body Discomfort
Serious Side-EffectsVERTEPORFIN : Varicose Veins, Vision Problems, Hearing Loss, Pain With Urination, Body Loss Of Movement, Eyes Double Vision (without One Eye Covered), Loss Of Appetite, Joint Pain, Muscle Stiffness, Pelvis Discomfort, Body Discoloration, Difficulty Sleeping, Difficulty Swallowing, Loss Of Voice
Technical ClassificationVERTEPORFIN is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS ANTINEOPLASTICS / ANTINEOPLASTICS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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