Brand Name: Visudyne®
Active Ingredient: verteporfin
Strength(s): 15mg
Dosage Form(s): Intravenous injection
Company Name: QLT Photo Therapeutics, Inc.
Availability: Prescription only, professional use only
Date Approved by FDA: April 12, 2000

What is Visudyne used for?
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.

Special Warning(s) with Visudyne:
Patients treated with Visudyne become more sensitive to the effects of sunlight (photosensitivity) and must avoid exposing skin or eyes to direct sunlight or bright indoor light for at least 5 days.

Possible side effects:
Injection site reaction, such as oozing and rash
Vision changes, such as blurred vision, reduced visual sharpness

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