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Medications for Macular Edema

Drugs associated with Macular Edema

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

What is Macular Edema: Macular edema is an eye condition characterized by a buildup of fluid in the macula, an important area of the eye located in the middle of the retina. This condition occurs when blood vessels in the eye start to leak fluid, allowing fluid to build up in the macula. This fluid causes the macula to swell and thicken, leading to blurred and distorted vision.

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Ozurdex Rx C N Add review
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Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Lucentis Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ranibizumab ophthalmic

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Generic name: aflibercept ophthalmic

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

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dexamethasone Rx C N Add review
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Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Brand names:  Ozurdex, Maxidex, Dexasol, Ocu-Dex, AK-Dex

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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ranibizumab Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

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

 
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Generic name: aflibercept ophthalmic

Brand name:  Eylea

Drug class: anti-angiogenic ophthalmic agents

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

 
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Generic name: fluocinolone ophthalmic

Brand names:  Iluvien, Retisert

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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

 
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Generic name: fluocinolone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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Retisert Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluocinolone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

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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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