Side Effects of Pegaptanib

Serious Side Effects of Pegaptanib

Some side effects with pegaptanib, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Increased pressure in the eye (which can cause damage)
  • Eye infections
  • Eye redness or pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Retinal detachment
  • Sudden decrease in vision
  • Blood clots or strokes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
     

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Pegaptanib

You may experience some or none of the pegaptanib side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of pegaptanib, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 

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