To use Lucentis properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.
It is given as an injection into your eye by a doctor or health care professional.
First, 4 injections are given once in a month. It then may be given once in 3 months.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Lucentis, there are some precautions you must take.
Your doctor should check your daily progress at regular visits. Inform your doctor right away if you develop eye pain or redness, eye or eyelid swelling, sensitivity to light, or vision changes (decreased vision).
Do not drive, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Ranibizumab as it may cause vision changes in some patients. It increases risks of blood clotting.
Inform you doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms such as having pain in your chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves; difficulty with breathing; a severe, sudden headache; slurred speech; sudden, unexplained shortness of breath; sudden loss of coordination; sudden, severe weakness or numbness in your arm or leg or vision changes.
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