Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Glaucoma: Aflibercept may cause an increase in the pressure in the eye, possibly causing symptoms of glaucoma to worsen. If you have glaucoma, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Vision changes: Intravitreal injection of aflibercept may cause temporary changes to vision. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or performing other similar tasks until your vision returns to normal.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Effective birth control should be used while using this medication as this medication may harm the baby if used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately
Breast-feeding: It is not known if aflibercept passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children:Wet AMD does not occur in children or adolescents. As a result, the safety and effectiveness of aflibercept has not been determined for this age group.