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Overview

What is Visudyne?

VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is a light activated drug used in photodynamic therapy. The finished drug product is a lyophilized dark green cake. Verteporfin is a 1:1 mixture of two regioisomers (I and II), represented by the following structures:

The chemical names for the verteporfin regioisomers are:

9-methyl (I) and 13-methyl (II) trans-(±)-18-ethenyl-4,4a,-dihydro-3,4-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-4a,8,14,19-tetramethyl-23H, 25H-benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropanoate

The molecular formula is C41H42N4O8 with a molecular weight of approximately 718.8. Each mL of reconstituted VISUDYNE contains:

ACTIVE: Verteporfin, 2 mg

INACTIVES: Ascorbyl palmitate, butylated hydroxytoluene, dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine, egg phosphatidylglycerol and lactose



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What are the available doses of Visudyne?

VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is a reconstituted sterile solution intended for intravenous injection only. Each reconstituted vial provides 7.5 mL solution containing 2 mg/mL of verteporfin.

What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Visudyne?

How should I use Visudyne?

VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) therapy is indicated for the treatment of patients with predominantly classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization due to age-related macular degeneration, pathologic myopia or presumed ocular histoplasmosis.

There is insufficient evidence to indicate VISUDYNE for the treatment of predominantly occult subfoveal choroidal neovascularization.

A course of VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) therapy is a two-step process requiring administration of both drug and light.

The first step is the intravenous infusion of VISUDYNE. The second step is the activation of VISUDYNE with light from a nonthermal diode laser.

The physician should re-evaluate the patient 3 months after treatment and if choroidal neovascular leakage is detected on fluorescein angiography, therapy may be repeated.


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What should I look out for while using Visudyne?

VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is contraindicated for patients with porphyria or a known hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation [].

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What might happen if I take too much Visudyne?

Overdose of drug and/or light in the treated eye may result in non-perfusion of normal retinal vessels with the possibility of severe decrease in vision that could be permanent. An overdose of drug will also result in the prolongation of the period during which the patient remains photosensitive to bright light. In such cases, it is recommended to extend the photosensitivity precautions for a time proportional to the overdose.


How should I store and handle Visudyne?

Storage ConditionsStore refrigerated between 2° and 8°C (36° and 46°F). Upon removal from refrigeration to room temperature storage conditions (25°C / 77°F), use Rocuronium Bromide Injection within 60 days. Use opened vials of Rocuronium Bromide Injection within 30 days. Do not freeze.Storage ConditionsStore refrigerated between 2° and 8°C (36° and 46°F). Upon removal from refrigeration to room temperature storage conditions (25°C / 77°F), use Rocuronium Bromide Injection within 60 days. Use opened vials of Rocuronium Bromide Injection within 30 days. Do not freeze.Storage ConditionsStore refrigerated between 2° and 8°C (36° and 46°F). Upon removal from refrigeration to room temperature storage conditions (25°C / 77°F), use Rocuronium Bromide Injection within 60 days. Use opened vials of Rocuronium Bromide Injection within 30 days. Do not freeze.VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is supplied in a single-use glass vial with a gray bromobutyl stopper and aluminum flip-off cap. It contains a lyophilized dark green cake with 15 mg verteporfin.NDC 0187-5600-15Store VISUDYNE between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F).VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is supplied in a single-use glass vial with a gray bromobutyl stopper and aluminum flip-off cap. It contains a lyophilized dark green cake with 15 mg verteporfin.NDC 0187-5600-15Store VISUDYNE between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F).VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is supplied in a single-use glass vial with a gray bromobutyl stopper and aluminum flip-off cap. It contains a lyophilized dark green cake with 15 mg verteporfin.NDC 0187-5600-15Store VISUDYNE between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F).


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Clinical Information

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Clinical Pharmacology

VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) therapy is a two-stage process requiring administration of both verteporfin for injection and nonthermal red light.

Verteporfin is transported in the plasma primarily by lipoproteins. Once verteporfin is activated by light in the presence of oxygen, highly reactive, short-lived singlet oxygen and reactive oxygen radicals are generated. Light activation of verteporfin results in local damage to neovascular endothelium, resulting in vessel occlusion. Damaged endothelium is known to release procoagulant and vasoactive factors through the lipoxygenase (leukotriene) and cyclo-oxygenase (eicosanoids such as thromboxane) pathways, resulting in platelet aggregation, fibrin clot formation and vasoconstriction. Verteporfin appears to somewhat preferentially accumulate in neovasculature, including choroidal neovasculature. However, animal models indicate that the drug is also present in the retina. Therefore, there may be collateral damage to retinal structures following photoactivation including the retinal pigmented epithelium and outer nuclear layer of the retina. The temporary occlusion of the choroidal neovascularization (CNV) following VISUDYNE therapy has been confirmed in humans by fluorescein angiography.

Non-Clinical Toxicology
VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) is contraindicated for patients with porphyria or a known hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation [].

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Standard precautions should be taken during infusion of VISUDYNE (verteporfin for injection) to avoid extravasation. Examples of standard precautions include, but are not limited to:

• A free-flowing intravenous (IV) line should be established before starting VISUDYNE infusion and the line should be carefully monitored.

• Due to the possible fragility of vein walls of some elderly patients, it is strongly recommended that the largest arm vein possible, preferably antecubital, be used for injection.

• Small veins in the back of the hand should be avoided. Extravasation of VISUDYNE, especially if the affected area is exposed to light, can cause severe pain, inflammation, swelling or discoloration at the injection site.

If extravasation does occur, the infusion should be stopped immediately. The extravasation area must be thoroughly protected from direct light until swelling and discoloration have faded in order to prevent the occurrence of local burn, which could be severe. Cold compresses should be applied to the injection site. Oral medications for pain relief may be administered.

The following serious adverse reactions are described elsewhere in the labeling:

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Reference

This information is obtained from the National Institute of Health's Standard Packaging Label drug database.
"https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/"

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