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Ocriplasmin Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 11, 2019.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.5 mg/0.2 mL; 0.375 mg/0.3 mL

Usual Adult Dose for Vitreomacular Adhesion

0.125 mg (0.1 mL of the diluted solution) by intravitreal injection to the affected eye once as a single dose

Comments:
-Each drug vial should only be used once and for the treatment of a single eye.
-This drug should be administered by a qualified physician.

Use: Treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

This drug is not recommended for use in children.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Repeated administration in the same eye is not recommended.
-Perioperative antibiotic drops may be administered at the discretion of the treating ophthalmologist.

Storage requirements:
-Freeze and store in the original package to protect from light.
-Do not refreeze a vial once it has been thawed.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-Thaw at room temperature and dilute before use.
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

General:
-Treatment in the contralateral eye is not recommended concurrently or within 7 days of the initial injection in order to monitor the post-injection course, including the potential for decreased vision in the injected eye.
-As a therapeutic protein, this drug has immunogenicity potential but has not undergone evaluation in this area.

Monitoring:
-Immediately following the intravitreal injection, patients should be monitored for side effects such as intraocular inflammation/infection, elevation in intraocular pressure, and decrease in visual acuity.

Patient advice:
-Seek immediate care from your eye doctor if you have any vision or eye problems such as redness, light sensitivity, pain, and vision change following the drug injection.
-Do not drive or use machines directly following the drug injection as you may experience temporary vision problems. Promptly contact your eye doctor if your vision problems persist or become worse.

Further information

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