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Brand name: Eylea TM

Active ingredients: aflibercept

What it is used for

EYLEA (aflibercept) is indicated in adults for the treatment of: - neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD); - visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO); - diabetic macular oedema (DME); - visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO); - visual impairment due to myopic choroidal neovascularisation (myopic CNV)

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravitreal-Within The Vitreous Cavity Of The Eye
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

EYLEA is a sterile, clear, colourless to pale yellow, preservative-free, iso-osmotic aqueous 40 mg/mL solution for intravitreal injection.

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 November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient aflibercept

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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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

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 www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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