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OZURDEX
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Drug Name:

OZURDEX Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Dexamethasone 0.7mg in the Novadur delivery system; intravitreal implant; preservative-free.

Company:
Allergan

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for OZURDEX:

Macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. Diabetic macular edema.

Adult:

For ophthalmic intravitreal injection only. One implant in each affected eye(s).

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Ocular or periocular infections. Glaucoma (cup to disc ratio >0.8). Torn or ruptured posterior lens capsule.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for intravitreal injection-related effects (eg, endophthalmitis, eye inflammation, increased intraocular pressure, retinal detachments) following the injection. Risk of potential steroid-related effects (eg, posterior subcapsular cataracts, glaucoma, secondary ocular infections). History of ocular herpes simplex: not recommended. Risk of implant migration to anterior chamber if posterior lens capsule is not intact. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Corticosteroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Increased intraocular pressure, conjunctival hemorrhage, eye pain, conjunctival hyperemia, ocular hypertension, cataracts.

How Supplied:

Single-use intravitreal implant—1 (w. applicator)

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