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Fomivirsen ophthalmic Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with fomivirsen ophthalmic:


Fomivirsen (Includes fomivirsen ophthalmic) ↔ glaucoma

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension

Increased intraocular pressure has been frequently reported with fomivirsen treatment. Although the effect is usually transient and pressure often returns to normal without intervention, the temporary use of topical medications has been necessary in some patients with sustained elevation of intraocular pressure. Patients with glaucoma or preexisting intraocular hypertension may require closer ophthalmologic monitoring during fomivirsen therapy, and adjustments made accordingly in their medication regimen.


  1. "Product Information. Vitravene (fomivirsen)." Ciba Vision Ophthalmics, Duluth, GA.

Fomivirsen ophthalmic drug interactions

There is 1 drug interaction with fomivirsen ophthalmic

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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