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Brand name: Visudyne TM

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Active ingredients: verteporfin

What it is used for

VISUDYNE is indicated for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration in patients with predominately classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation. INDICATIONS AS AT 31 JULY 2001: VISUDYNE is indicated for the treatment of patients with predominatly classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), or with subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation caused by other macular diseases. INDICATIONS AS AT 27 JUNE 2002: VISUDYNE is indicated for the treatment of patients with predominantly classic or occult subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), or with subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation caused by other macular diseases.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Dark green cake.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient verteporfin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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