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Medications for Macular Degeneration

Drugs associated with Macular Degeneration

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration is a disorder that affects the macula (the central part of the retina of the eye) causing decreased visual acuity and possible loss of central vision.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Lucentis Rx C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ranibizumab ophthalmic

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Eylea Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: aflibercept ophthalmic

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Macugen Rx B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: pegaptanib ophthalmic

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
verteporfin Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: verteporfin systemic

Brand name:  Visudyne

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Visudyne Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: verteporfin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
bevacizumab Off Label Rx C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: bevacizumab systemic

Drug class: VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
ranibizumab Rx C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ranibizumab ophthalmic

Brand name:  Lucentis

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
aflibercept Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: aflibercept ophthalmic

Brand name:  Eylea

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
pegaptanib Rx B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: pegaptanib ophthalmic

Brand name:  Macugen

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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