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Macugen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- What are the possible side effects of pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- How should I take pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Macugen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Macugen)?
- What should I avoid while taking pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- What other drugs will affect pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Macugen)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your pegaptanib injection.
What happens if I overdose (Macugen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
This medication may cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect pegaptanib ophthalmic (Macugen)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on pegaptanib used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pegaptanib ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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