The below information on Visudyne has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
QLT Photo Therapeutics, Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
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Visudyne is used to treat certain forms of age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a condition resulting in vision loss. Visudyne is a two-step treatment of injected drug plus red laser light.
Side Effects of Visudyne
- Injection site reaction, such as oozing and rash
- Vision changes, such as blurred vision, reduced visual sharpness
Who Should Not Take Visudyne
You should not be given Visudyne if you are allergic to certain pigments called porphyrins or have a medical condition called porphyria (a disorder of the metabolism that can lead to sensitivity to light).
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