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Ocriplasmin

Generic Name: ocriplasmin (ok-ri-PLAZ-min)
Brand Name: Jetrea

Ocriplasmin is used for:

Treating vitreomacular adhesion.

Ocriplasmin is a form of human plasmin. It works by dissolving the proteins that lead to vitreomacular adhesion.

Do NOT use ocriplasmin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in ocriplasmin

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using ocriplasmin:

Some medical conditions may interact with ocriplasmin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with ocriplasmin. However, no specific interactions with ocriplasmin are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if ocriplasmin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use ocriplasmin:

Use ocriplasmin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Ocriplasmin is given as an injection at your doctors office, hospital, or clinic. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of ocriplasmin, contact your doctor to find out what to do.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use ocriplasmin.

Important safety information:

  • Ocriplasmin may cause vision changes. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it and any vision changes go away.
  • Do not receive ocriplasmin in the same eye more than one time. Talk with your doctor.
  • Your doctor may monitor your eye pressure and vision after you receive ocriplasmin. These tests may be used to check for side effects. Talk with your doctor.
  • Ocriplasmin should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using ocriplasmin while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use ocriplasmin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of ocriplasmin:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Seeing floaters.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding where the injection was given; eye pain, redness, or swelling; vision changes (eg, blurred vision, sensitivity to light).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of ocriplasmin:

Ocriplasmin is handled and stored by a health care provider. You will not store it at home.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about ocriplasmin, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ocriplasmin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take ocriplasmin or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about ocriplasmin. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to ocriplasmin. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using ocriplasmin.

Review Date: August 8, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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