Highlights for ocriplasmin
ocriplasmin Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in vision
- eye that is red, sensitive to light, or painful
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
- dry eyes
- eye irritation
- swelling around the eye
ocriplasmin May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions have not been studied.
How to Use ocriplasmin
This medicine is injected into the eye. It is given by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) who specializes in this treatment.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- eye infection
- recent eye surgery
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ocriplasmin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Regular eye exams will be needed while you are being treated with this medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: November 5, 2012