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Ocriplasmin Solution for injection

It is used to treat vitreomacular adhesion with symptoms

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What is this medicine?

OCRIPLASMIN is an injectable medicine for the eye. It is used to treat vitreomacular adhesion with symptoms.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-eye infection
-glaucoma
-recent eye surgery
-an unusual or allergic reaction to ocriplasmin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

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.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions have not been studied.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

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.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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.


Last Updated: November 05, 2012
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