Without a Prescription
Pegaptanib results in a slowing of the disease and helps to maintain vision. It is not a cure.
Pegaptanib is prescribed to treat macular degeneration.
Pegaptanib is a drug that is injected into the eye.
Pegaptanib is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to pegaptanib, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have cataracts or glaucoma;
- If you have eye infection;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
You may need to return to the office between 2 and 7 days after the treatment for a check on your condition and your response to the treatment.
Your eye doctor will monitor the effects of Pegaptanib closely.
Pegaptanib side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Temporary blurred vision or eye irritation;
- Swelling or redness of the eye or eyelid;
- Severe headache;
- Sensitivity of the eyes to light;
- Eye pain;
- Changes in vision;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;