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Chondroitin Sulfate and Sodium Hyaluronate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Chondroitin Sulfate and Sodium Hyaluronate Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(SOW de um kon DROY tin SUL fate & SOW de um hye al yoor ON ate)

U.S. Brand Names

DisCoVisc®; Viscoat®

Pharmacologic Category

Ophthalmic Agent, Viscoelastic

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to chondroitin sulfate, sodium hyaluronate, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have an allergy to birds or eggs, talk with healthcare provider.

How does it work?

• This medicine helps provide a better surface for eye surgery.

How is it best taken?

• This medicine is given as a shot into the eye.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Call healthcare provider for appointment.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

How should I store this medicine?

• This medicine will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2007-02-16 14:10:39.0

Modified: 2010-03-22 12:53:49.0

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