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Side effect(s) of Verteporfin

Read the side effects of Verteporfin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common - Fainting, sweating, dizziness, rash, difficulty in breathing, flushing and changes in blood pressure and heart rate, headache, uneasiness, hives, and itching.

Ocular Treatment Site (Eye) - Inflammation of eyelid, cataracts, dry eyes, itching, decreased vision, and retinal bleeding.

Body as a Whole - Weakness, fever, flu syndrome, back pain and sensitivity to light.

Heart - Abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and varicose veins.

Skin - Bruising.

Gastrointestinal - Constipation, gastrointestinal cancers and nausea.

Blood - Anemia, increase or decrease in white blood cells.

Liver - Elevated liver function.

Metabolic - Elevated liver enzyme.

Musculoskeletal - Joint pain, muscle pain or weakness.

Central Nervous System - Sensory loss, sleep disorder and fainting.

Respiratory - Cough, inflammation of pharynx and lung infection.

Eye and ENT - Decreased hearing, double vision and tearing disorder.

Genitourinary - Abnormality of the prostate gland.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Verteporfin

Verteporfin(Visudyne) generic is a benzoporphyrin derivative, prescribed for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. It closes up the leaking blood vessels in the eye.
More Info about Verteporfin

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