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Background and Date of Approval
Hyaluronic acid is a high molecular weight polysaccharide approved for its medical use in 1997.
Mechanism of Action of undefined
Hyaluronic acid is a biological agent that is naturally present in the synovial fluid and cartilage of the joints. Hyaluronic Acid decreases in concentration when a person has joint disorders like osteoarthritis, which leads to the low viscosity of the synovial fluid. Hyaluronic Acid Injection restores the viscosity of the joint fluid (synovial fluid), reduces friction, and alleviates pain.
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Hyaluronic acid Injection has been developed to treat symptoms of pain in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knees who have not responded to conventional treatment methods like painkillers, exercise, and physical therapy. This injection improves mobility and enhances joint function.
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A healthcare professional will administer Hyaluronic acid as an intraarticular injection to the patients. The dose will depend on the patient’s severity of the condition. Hyaluronic Acid is available as a prefilled syringe in the doses 20mg and 60mg. Your healthcare provider will inject this medicine directly into the affected joint.
Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience infections or allergies. Report to your doctor if you have skin problems or infections near the affected joint. Tell your healthcare provider before receiving this injection if you have been diagnosed with bleeding disorders.
It is not known whether hyaluronic acid interferes with pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment with Hyaluronic acid if you are pregnant, breastfeeding you baby, think you might be pregnant or planning to have a baby.
Although there are no significant side effects of Hyaluronic acid, one might notice a flare up within 24 hours of administering this injection, which settles within two days. If you experience any allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis or infection, report to your doctor immediately.
Word Of Advice
Hyaluronic acid is not known to interfere with your ability to drive or operate machines. Avoid doing activities that cause strain on your joints for at least two days after taking this injection.
Frequently Asked Question
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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.