Safely Buy Visudyne ( verteporfin ) from Canada Prescriptions Plus.


Verteporfin is used along with laser light treatment to treat certain serious eye conditions (such as macular degeneration, pathologic myopia, and ocular histoplasmosis). It is used to help prevent decreased vision and blindness.

After you have received the injection of verteporfin, your doctor will use laser light treatment on the affected eye(s).

The laser light will change the drug to a form that works by damaging only those cells that cause the serious eye problem.

Use and Dosage

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a healthcare professional as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your body size and response to treatment.

Your doctor will treat your affected eye with laser light about 15 minutes after you receive this medication. If you have any questions about the treatment, consult your doctor.

Wear a wristband for 5 days after receiving this drug to notify other healthcare professionals that you have received this drug and to remind you to avoid bright lights (such as halogen lights) and direct sunlight. However, do not stay in totally dark areas after treatment. You should expose your skin to regular indoor/indirect light because doing so will help stop any drug in your skin from causing damage to skin cells. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; sweating; dizziness; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have:

  • Severe decrease in vision
  • Sudden and severe pain
  • Severe redness or other discoloration of your eyes
  • Eye pain or seeing halos around lights
  • Feeling like you might pass out
  • Chest pain
  • Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)

Common side effects of Visudyne may include:

  • Slight changes in your vision or seeing flashes of light
  • Dry eyes
  • Redness, swelling, or itching of your eyelids
  • Headache or feeling weak or tired
  • Mild itching or skin rash
  • Constipation or nausea
  • Joint pain, muscle weakness
  • Fever, chills, or flu symptoms
  • Pain, swelling, bleeding, or itching where the medicine was injected

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.


  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to verteporfin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain metabolic disorder (porphyria), or liver disease.
  • This medication will make you more sensitive to the sun and to bright indoor lights. Avoid sun exposure, halogen lights, high-powered indoor lighting used in operating rooms/dental offices, tanning booths, and sunlamps for at least 5 days after receiving this medication. Wear protective clothing and dark sunglasses when outdoors. Sunscreens will not provide protection.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). It is recommended that you avoid surgery/dental procedures for at least 5 days after receiving a dose of verteporfin.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • Forms and Strengths

    Visudyne is available in the following forms and strengths:

    • Visudyne IV Infusion:
      • 15 mg


    What happens if I miss a dose?

    Since Visudyne is given by a healthcare professional only in preparation for laser light treatment, you will not be on a frequent dosing schedule.

    Your doctor should check your condition every 3 months to determine if you need repeat treatment.

    What happens if I overdose?

    Seek emergency medical attention.

    Overdose symptoms may include severely decreased vision.

    What should I avoid after I receive Visudyne?

    Visudyne will make your eyes and your skin more sensitive to light. Natural sunlight and bright indoor light can expose you to harmful UV rays, which may cause severe sunburn or damage to your vision.

    Avoid exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, bright halogen lights, or other bright lighting for at least 5 days after you are treated with Visudyne.



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