As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Lucentis. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Redness or blood spots on the white part of the eye
- Eye pain
- Specks in your vision.
(Click Lucentis Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Lucentis is unlikely to interact with most other medications (see Lucentis Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- An infection in or around the eyes
- A history of blood clots or stroke
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lucentis and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Lucentis and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Lucentis Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)