fomivirsen-ophthalmic (intravitreal), Vitravene
GENERIC NAME: FOMIVIRSEN - OPHTHALMIC (INTRAVITREAL) (foam-eh-VEER-sen)
BRAND NAME(S): Vitravene
USES: This medication is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, a type of eye infection. This medication does not treat CMV infection in other parts of your body, nor is it a cure for this infection.
HOW TO USE: This medication is injected directly into the eye (in the intravitreal space). Generally, it is administered once every other week for the first two treatments and then every four weeks thereafter, or as directed. Follow all instructions for proper administration. Consult your pharmacist. Due to increased side effects, use of this medication within 4 weeks of treatment with cidofovir is not recommended. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you are currently taking antiviral drugs, continue to take them exactly as prescribed.
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