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Drug Name:

HEALON Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Sodium hyaluronate 5000 10mg/mL; viscoelastic soln for intraocular use.

Company:
Abbott Laboratories

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for HEALON:

Eye surgery.

Adult:

Inject through a fine cannula into the eye. Amount varies depending on surgery, repeated inj may be required. Total amount is usually <1mL in anterior segment surgery.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Single use only; reuse may cause inflammatory reaction. Glaucoma; consider prophylactic pressure-lowering treatment. Complete removal of soln necessary to avoid intraocular pressure peaks post-op.

Interactions:

Incompatibility, resulting in opalescence, between sodium hyaluronate and solutions containing quaternary ammonium ions (eg, detergents, benzalkonium chloride).

See Also:

HEALON GV

HEALON5

Pharmacological Class:

Ophthalmic viscosurgical device.

Adverse Reactions:

Transient rise in intraocular pressure, myopic shift (if product not completely removed).

How Supplied:

Syringe—1

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