This medicine is used for the following purposes:
Brand Name(s): Eylea
Generic Name: Aflibercept
This medicine is given as an injection into the eye.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- blurry vision
- burning or stinging
- discomfort in the eyes
- pain, redness, swelling near injection
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- chest or jaw pain
- blurry shapes that seem to float in front of your eyes
- itching and swelling of eyelids
- eye pain or swelling
- sensitivity to light
- shortness of breath
- slurred speech
- blurring or changes of vision
- sudden change or loss of vision
- weakness on one side of the body
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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