Ozurdex is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dexamethasone. On this page you will find out more about Ozurdex, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: dexamethasone
Information for medicine and pack size:
Ozurdex 700 microgram implant, 1
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
OZURDEX is indicated for the treatment of:,- Diabetic macular oedema (DME),- Macular oedema due to Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) or Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO).,- Non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Rod-shaped, solid implant in a single use applicator|
|Route of administration||Intravitreal-Within The Vitreous Cavity Of The Eye|
1 intravitreal implant: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Heat|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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