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RANIBIZUMAB - INTRAOCULAR
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Lucentis
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain serious eye condition (age-related macular degeneration). It is used to help prevent decreased vision and blindness. Ranibizumab works by slowing the growth of abnormal new blood vessels in the eye and decreasing leakage from these blood vessels.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into the affected eye(s) by a health care professional. The affected eye is numbed before each injection. After the injection, you will remain in the doctor's office for a while, and your eye will be monitored.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. This medication is usually given once a month or as directed by your doctor. If you are not able to have monthly injections, your doctor may change your schedule after the first few injections to once every 3 months.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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