What is Pegaptanib Intraocular
Pegaptanib is a prescription medication used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. Pegaptanib is a type of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drug. It works by blocking the action of VEGF, which is a protein that plays a role in the growth and development of new blood vessels. By blocking the action of VEGF, pegaptanib can help slow the progression of wet AMD.
Pegaptanib is available as an injection (injection) given into the eye (intraocular) using a special applicator (injection device). It is usually given as a series of three injections, given one month apart.
Benefits of Pegaptanib Intraocular
and Its Uses.
Pegaptanib is a medication that is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Wet AMD is a condition that affects the central part of the retina, the part of the eye that is responsible for clear vision. In people with wet AMD, the blood vessels in the retina become abnormal and leak fluid. This can cause damage to the retina and lead to vision loss. Pegaptanib is a type of medication called a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor. It works by blocking the activity of VEGF, which helps to reduce the amount of fluid that leaks from the blood vessels in the retina. This can help to slow down the progression of wet AMD and preserve vision.
Pegaptanib is a prescription medication that is available as an eye drops. It is typically used once a day, in the affected eye. Pegaptanib is not a cure for wet AMD, but it can help to slow down
Side Effects and Dosage of Pegaptanib Intraocular
Pegaptanib is a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor that is administered by injection into the eye (intravitreal) to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also used to treat diabetic macular edema (DME) and other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The recommended dosage of pegaptanib is 0.3 mg administered by intravitreal injection.
Possible side effects of pegaptanib include:
– eye pain
– eye redness
– blurred vision
– swelling of the eyelid
– increased intraocular pressure
– bleeding in the eye
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking pegaptanib.