HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Johnson & Johnson is experiencing a supply interruption for Healon GV® as follows:

Healon GV®
Aqueous/vitreous humour replacement medium
ARTG 144892

The substitute product, Healon GV PRO® is expected to be available after October 2020. In the meantime, Healon® and Healon 5® may be considered. Johnson & Johnson provide the following comparison of the properties of these products.


Healon GV®  Healon® Healon 5®
Sodium hyaluronate concentration 1.4% 1.0% 2.3%
Molecular weight (Daltons) 5,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000
Viscosity 2,500,000 mPas 300,000 mPas 7,000,000 mPas
Classification Cohesive Cohesive Viscoadaptive*
Sizes 0.55mL, 0.85mL 0.55mL, 0.85mL 0.60mL

*Healon 5® changes properties as it is handled. The package insert can be referred to for further information.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units until supplies return to normal. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact Johnson & Johnson on 1800 257 210 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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