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Visudyne

Formulation : IV Infusion
Dosage : 15mg
Quantity : 1vial
Prescription Prescription Required
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Description

What is Visudyne Used For

Visudyne is used alongside photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat 0eye disorders relating to the blood vessels in the retina. This medication treats age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), macular edema, and Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV).

Visudyne is a light-activated angio-occlusive agent, meaning that it is capable of partially or completely closing blood vessels that are causing edema (swelling due to leakages) in specific regions that are selectively exposed to light during therapy sessions. The generic name for this drug is Verteporfin.

Visudyne is administered via injection into the bloodstream. The Visudyne dosage for this medication will be determined by the doctor based on a few factors, including body weight, use of other medications, and past or present medical conditions.

Visudyne and Photodynamic Therapy

It’s important to note that this treatment involves a two-stage treatment using light therapy to activate the medical component in Visudyne. This procedure is done in a clinical setting, performed by physicians properly trained to provide the correct treatment. Visudyne is administered intravenously and laser therapy is initiated 15 minutes afterward.

The combination of the medication with laser therapy allows physicians to activate Visudyne in the eye where angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) has caused a condition that interferes with vision. This allows physicians to induce vasoconstriction only in the affected areas, without causing any damage or unwanted loss of blood vessels elsewhere in the eye or body.

Contraindications

Some medical conditions can be affected negatively by this treatment. Describe your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if your medical history includes liver disease, severe renal failure, and porphyria.

If you have a hypersensitivity to Verteporfin or any other drug, tell your doctor before starting your treatment. Allergic reactions are medical emergencies, and you should seek immediate medical assistance if you notice swelling of the face, tongue, or throat; skin rashes and hives; and difficulties breathing or swallowing.

Warnings & precautions

Important: This treatment will cause temporary sensitivity to lights. The action of this drug is activated by light, and as such, it’s important to be very cautious and protect you or the person who received the treatment from the sun, halogen lights, tanning booths, sunlamps, and any powerful indoor lighting for 5 days following the injection. Wear thick clothing and dark, protective sunglasses when going outside, even when it’s cloudy out. Ensure the injection site is covered with adequate protective clothing, and try to not leave any skin exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen will not prevent any adverse reactions associated with light exposure following treatment.

If you are pregnant, this drug may pose a risk to your unborn child. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor, and only take this medication while pregnant if the need for it outweighs the risks.

Visudyne Side Effects

Common side effects include:

  • Changes in vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Redness or swelling of the eyes
  • Seeing flashes of light in vision
  • Muscle weakness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pain, swelling, itching, bleeding, or soreness at the site of injection.
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Mild rashes
  • Headaches

In some instances, Visudyne can cause side effects that require medical attention right away. Notify healthcare practitioners as soon as you notice any severe, lingering, or serious side effects. Serious side effects include:

  • Severe decrease in vision
  • Intense redness or discoloration of the eye
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Perception of rings or halos surrounding light sources
  • Chest pain
  • Lightheadedness
  • Warmth, redness, tingling sensations

Visudyne cost

The cost of Visudyne can be quite expensive, with some pharmacies charging upward of $1,500. Purchasing your prescription drugs from an online Canadian pharmacy can help you save as much as 50% on your purchases. Maple Leaf Meds is a CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association) certified mail-order pharmacy that is dedicated to helping you find the medications you need to get better at affordable prices.

Additional information

Drug Name:

Visudyne

Scientific Name:

verteporfin

Other Names:

Visudyne

Strength(s):

15mg

Quantities Available:

1vial

Formulation:

IV Infusion

Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Visudyne (verteporfin). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Visudyne (verteporfin).