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Is it safe to get ranibizumab if I am pregnant?

You should not get ranibizumab (brand name Lucentis) while you're pregnant unless you absolutely need it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that a risk to the developing fetus cannot be ruled out if a pregnant woman receives this drug. There is no information available, from studies done on animals or in humans, to determine whether this medication is safe to take during pregnancy.

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