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Verteporfin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Visudyne, benzoporphyrin derivative

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Macular degeneration therapy adjunct
  • Photosensitizer
  • Photodynamic therapy

Verteporfin (ver-te-POR-fin) is used together with a special laser light, to treat abnormal blood vessel formation in a part of the eye which, if left untreated, can lead to a loss of eyesight.

Verteporfin may also be used for the following problems:

  • Pathologic myopia (changes in the eyeball causing vision problems);
  • Ocular histoplasmosis (damage to the eye from a fungus found in the soil)

This medicine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Visudyne

In Canada -

  • Visudyne

Another commonly used name is benzoporphyrin derivative .


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Verteporfin: Before Using

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