ganciclovir implant - intraocular, Vitrasert (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: A temporary decrease in vision will usually occur after the surgery and last 2 to 4 weeks. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: other vision changes/loss, eye pain/swelling/redness, bleeding in or around the eye.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using ganciclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to acyclovir; or if you have any other allergies.Before receiving this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye problems/surgery, other infections, bleeding/clotting problems (e.g., low platelet counts).After you receive this drug, your vision will usually become temporarily blurred for 2 to 4 weeks. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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