Aflibercept Side Effects
Seek medical attention if you are undergoing treatment with aflibercept and you develop potentially serious problems, such as an eye infection, retinal detachment, or a sudden decrease in vision. In most cases, however, side effects of aflibercept are typically minor and easy to treat. Some of the more common reactions include "floaters" in the vision, eye pain, and blood spots in the white part of the eye.
An Introduction to Side Effects of AfliberceptJust like any medicine, aflibercept (Eylea™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with aflibercept. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Aflibercept Side Effects to ReportSome side effects of aflibercept are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Increased pressure in the eye, which can cause damage
- Eye infections
- Retinal detachment
- Sudden decrease in vision
- Blood clots or strokes
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Difficulty breathing
- Unexplained swelling.