fomivirsen-ophthalmic (intravitreal), Vitravene (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Minor pain, redness or swelling of the eye may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Report promptly: vision changes, severe pain/bleeding/discharge of the eye. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: cidofovir, other eye medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress. It is important to have regular follow-up examinations with your doctor/ophthalmologist.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, consult your doctor/ophthalmologist to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store in a refrigerator or at room temperature between 35 and 77 degrees F (2 - 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Discard any unused liquid in the vial.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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