Verteporfin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Verteporfin?

(ver te POR fin)

• This medicine is used to treat macular degeneration.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and eyewear for 5 days after treatment. Sunscreens will not protect.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Blurred vision. Use caution when driving or doing other tasks that require you to have clear vision.

• Headache.

• Sunburn.

• Feeling tired or weak.

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