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Pegaptanib sodium (Macugen®) is a prescription medication used to treat a serious eye condition called age-related wet macular degeneration. Like most products used for wet macular degeneration, this medication is injected directly into the eye.
Pegaptanib sodium is injected once every six weeks. Your healthcare provider will use a numbing agent beforehand so you won't feel any pain (you may feel a little pressure).
The most common side effects of pegaptanib include eye redness and a burning sensation within the eye.
(To learn more about this injected medication, including how it works and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, click Pegaptanib.)
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