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Ranibizumab helps to slow the disease and may help to maintain vision. It is not a cure.
Ranibizumab is an injectable medicine for the eye.
Ranibizumab is prescribed to treat wet macular degeneration.
Ranibizumab is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to ranibizumab, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have eye infection;
- If you have glaucoma;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- If you have prior eye procedure or surgery;
Do not take Ranibizumab with any of the following drugs:
Regular eye exams will be needed while you are being treated with this medicine.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Ranibizumab side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Runny or stuffy nose;
- Problems with balance, talking, or walking;
- Eye that is red, sensitive to light, or painful;
- Dry eyes;
- Changes in vision;
- Body aches, pains;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;