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Brand name: Lucentis TM

Active ingredients: ranibizumab

What it is used for

Lucentis (ranibizumab) is indicated in adults for:,- the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD).,- the treatment of visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularisation.,- the treatment of visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia (PM).,- the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DME).,- the treatment of visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravitreal-Within The Vitreous Cavity Of The Eye.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

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

Clear, colourless to pale yellow solution

Food interactions

For the active ingredient ranibizumab

  • No food effects found.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ranibizumab

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.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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

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