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  • Generic Name: (fluocinolone acetonide)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 11/2014
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Iluvien is a medicine used to treat macular edema (a buildup of fluid in part of the eye) associated with diabetes. Iluvien is administered as intravitreal (into your eye) injections.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Iluvien works by decreasing swelling in the eye, thereby improving your symptoms.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Iluvien may help to improve vision clearness and sharpness.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may feel an improvement in your eye symptoms after you receive Iluvien. Your healthcare provider may also ask you questions from time to time to assess how well this medication is working.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: cataract (clouding of the lens of the eye) development, increased pressure in the eye.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Iluvien may also cause swelling in the eye.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Your healthcare provider will not administer Iluvien to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Your healthcare provider will not administer Iluvien to you if you have an eye infection.

      Your healthcare provider will not administer Iluvien to you if you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye).

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Iluvien. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults: Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dose for you.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Your healthcare provider will administer Iluvien to you.

      If your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful, or develops a change in vision, notify your healthcare provider immediately.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not miss any scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider.

      Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities after receiving Iluvien.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Iluvien at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Iluvien during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      Iluvien should be given under special circumstances determined by your healthcare provider. If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist for advice.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Your healthcare provider will store this medication for you.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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