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Brolucizumab: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Dec 28, 2022.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

Brolucizumab is an injectable eye preparation that may be used to treat neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). After an initial dosing period, it is given once every three months by a qualified physician and trials have shown it has similar effectiveness to other treatments for neovascular AMD. Most people report little or no pain during the administration of brolucizumab which takes around 10 to 15 minutes.

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

There are currently no documented medicines that interact with brolucizumab, according to the product information.

You should refer to the prescribing information for brolucizumab for any updates or newly noted interactions.

References

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use brolucizumab only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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