Healon Side Effects
Generic Name: sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Healon.
For the Consumer
Applies to sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic: intraocular solution
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Eye irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic: intraocular kit, intraocular liquid
Ocular side effects have included isolated reports of diffuse particulates or haziness appearing after injection of sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Healon) into the eye. Transient postoperative increases in intraocular pressure have been observed following the use of sodium hyaluronate in anterior segment surgery. On rare occasions, postoperative reactions including inflammation, corneal edema, and corneal decompensation have been reported.[Ref]
1. Schrader J, Luders S, Kulschewski A, et al. "Microalbuminuria and tubular proteinuria as risk predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in essential hypertension: final results of a prospective long-term study (MARPLE Study)*" J Hypertens 24 (2006): 541-548
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.