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Hypromellose (Injection)

Hypromellose (hye-PROE-me-lose)

Used during certain eye surgeries or procedures.

Brand Name(s):

Cellugel Ovd

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hypromellose or hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will use this medicine in your eye during an eye surgery or procedure.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes, a history of glaucoma, or if you have had an allergic reaction to latex or rubber products.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blurred vision, or other changes in vision.
  • Eye pain, redness, or discharge.
  • Increased sensitivity of eyes to light.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Stinging, burning, or irritation of your eye.
  • Tearing.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 3/28/2016
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