Verteporfin, also referred to as benzoporphyrin derivative monoacids (BPD-MA) consists of a 1:1 mixture of the equally active regioisomers BPD-MAC and BPD-MAD. It produces cytotoxic agents only when activated by light in the presence of oxygen. The selectivity of PDT using verteporfin is based, in addition to the localised light exposure, on selective and rapid uptake and retention of verteporfin by rapidly proliferating cells including the endothelium of choroidal neovasculature.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
Verteporfin is an active ingredient of these brands:
While we strive to include the brand names of medicines across all countries, our index remains incomplete. Therefore, it is possible that this medicine may also be marketed under different names in other countries.
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