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Generic Name: hypromellose ophthalmic (HYE pro MEL ose off THAL mik)
Brand Name: Cellugel, Gonak Hypromellose, Goniosoft, Goniotaire, Goniovisc
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Drug Information:
Hypromellose is sometimes called hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. Goniovisc (for the eyes) is used as an eye lubricant to treat dry irritated eyes. Goniovisc is also used during certain eye surgeries to help maintain the shape of the eye, and to protect the tissues of the eye from injury during the procedure. Goniovisc is also used during certain eye examinations to protect the cornea (the protective front layer of your eye), and to help determine whether fluid is properly draining from the eye. Goniovisc may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Learn more

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Goniovisc Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about hydroxypropyl methylcellulose ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Goniovisc.

Applies to hydroxypropyl methylcellulose ophthalmic: intraocular solution

Along with its needed effects, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Goniovisc) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxypropyl methylcellulose ophthalmic:

More common

  • Blurred vision
  • change in vision
  • decreased vision
  • loss of vision

Less common

  • Pain in the eye
  • redness of the white part of the eye or inside of the eyelid
  • sensitivity of the eye to light
  • tearing of the eye
  • throbbing eye pain


  • Pooling of a whitish fluid visible on the colored part of the eye

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.

More about Goniovisc (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose ophthalmic)

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  • Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

Consumer resources

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Other brands: Gonak Hypromellose, Goniosol, Cellugel, Goniosoft, ... +3 more

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Goniovisc (www.drugs.com/mtm/goniovisc.html).