Amvisc

Name: Amvisc

How is this medicine (Amvisc) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot into the eye.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

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 or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

For the Consumer

Applies to sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic: intraocular solution

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

Ocular side effects have included isolated reports of diffuse particulates or haziness appearing after injection of sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Amvisc) 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]

Some side effects of Amvisc may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic into human milk.

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