Ranibizumab Dosing

Ranibizumab Dosing for Diabetic Macular Edema

The recommended dose of ranibizumab for the treatment of diabetic macular edema is 0.3 mg, injected into the eye once a month (about every 28 days). If only one of your eyes has macular edema, you will receive a dose just in that eye. If both your eyes are affected, you will receive a dose in each eye.
  

General Information on Dosing With Ranibizumab

Considerations for people taking ranibizumab include the following:
 
  • The medication is injected into the eye on a monthly basis by your healthcare provider. Sometimes it is given less frequently.
     
  • Your eye(s) will be cleansed to prevent infection and numbed before the injection. While you should feel no pain, you may feel a little pressure.
     
  • After each injection, your healthcare provider will observe you for a while to make sure you do not develop any serious side effects of ranibizumab.
     
  • You may receive a prescription for antibiotic eyedrops to use after each injection.
     
  • You should have someone drive you home after your injection, as your eye(s) will be dilated during the procedure (which temporarily affects your vision).
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Ranibizumab will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Ranibizumab Injection for Macular Degeneration

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