Treats a disorder of the retina of the eye called macular degeneration.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
This medicine is given as an injection into your eyes.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Blurred vision, stinging or redness of your eyes.
Change in how much or how often you urinate.
Chest pain, shortness of breath, or trouble breathing.
Dizziness or giddiness.
Irritation or pain in your eye.
Pain in joints or muscles.
Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Sudden loss of vision.
Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech and hearing.
Swelling, redness, severe pain or itching of your eyes or eyelids.
Watering of your eyes.
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pegaptanib, or if you have an eye infection.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
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