Aflibercept Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
If you are a woman, use effective birth control before your first dose, during your treatment, and for at least 3 months after your last dose.
Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight. This medicine may cause temporary blurred vision. Do not drive or use machinery until your vision has returned to normal.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
eye or eyelid redness
seeing flashes, sparks of light, or a veil or curtain
seeing floating spots before the eyes
joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
swelling of the face, lips, hands, or feet
troubled breathing or swallowing
Incidence not known
Pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
severe, sudden headache
sudden loss of coordination
sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Feeling like something is in the eye
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.