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Diseases and ConditionsAge-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Treatment for Allergy
RANIBIZUMAB (RA ni BIZ oo mab) is an injectable medicine for the eye. It is used to treat wet macular degeneration and macular edema. This medicine helps to slow the disease and may help to maintain vision. It is not a cure.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
prior eye procedure or surgery
an unusual or allergic reaction to ranibizumab, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is injected into the eye. It is given by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who specializes in this treatment.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Regular eye exams will be needed while you are being treated with this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
eye that is red, sensitive to light, or painful
problems with balance, talking, or walking
body aches, pains
runny or stuffy nose
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.