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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your healthcare provider will store this medication for you.
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
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