Your eye doctor will want to check your progress at regular visits, especially during the first few days after you receive this medicine, to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.
Receiving this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during treatment and for at least 12 months after the last dose. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving this medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Serious eye or vision problems (eg, eye infection or bleeding, retinal detachment, conjunctival bleb, erosion, or retraction) may occur with this medicine. Check with your eye doctor right away if your eye becomes red, sensitive to light, painful, or watery, or if you have eye bleeding or discharge, a feeling that something is in your eye, or a change or loss of vision several days after you receive this medicine. Also, tell your eye doctor if you feel increased pressure in your eye.
Tell your doctor right away if your implant has moved out of place. You may need a surgery to correct this movement.
Damage to the implant septum (self-sealing part where ranibizumab is given to fill the implant) may occur with Susvimo™. This may cause problems when you receive a refill for your implant. Your doctor may remove the implant or change your treatment if your implant has been damaged.
Tell your doctor that you have Susvimo™ implanted in your eye before you have an MRI.
Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until your eye shield can be removed and you can see. Do not rub or touch the area of the eye where the implant is inserted. Wash your hands first, if you have to touch your eye.
This medicine may increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. Check with your doctor right away if you are having pain in your chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves, difficulty or trouble breathing, a severe, sudden headache, slurred speech, sudden loss of coordination, sudden, severe weakness or numbness in your arm or leg, or vision changes.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.