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Viscoat Side Effects

Generic name: sodium chondroitin sulfate / sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 13, 2020.

Note: This document contains side effect information about sodium chondroitin sulfate / sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Viscoat.

For the Consumer

Applies to sodium chondroitin sulfate/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 you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

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 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sodium chondroitin sulfate/sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic: intraocular kit, intraocular solution


Ocular side effects have included transient postoperative increases in intraocular pressure observed following the use of sodium hyaluronate chondroitin in anterior segment surgery.[Ref]

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1. "Product Information. Viscoat (sodium hyaluronate chondroitin ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.