What Are The Uses Of Sodium Hyluronate?
It is used in Osteoarthritis patients to treat knee pain who does not get relief from any other treatment.
It increases the viscosity of synovial fluid in the joints when injected into the joint capsules and thus acts as lubricant and shock absorber which helps in reducing the pain.
It is used in ophthalmic preparations also to reduce the dryness of eyes and soreness.
It acts as antiaging and thus helps in keeping skin healthy and look younger.
What Are The Side Effects Of Sodium Hyluronate?
Sodium Hyluronate is usually safe when taken orally.
Some of the less serious side effects seen are:
- Inflammation at the site of injection
- Stomach pain
- Allergic reactions
When used in ophthalmological procedures, it may cause short-term increase in eye pressure, post-operative inflammation, or corneal oedema.
What Are The Contraindications Of Sodium Hyluronate?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Pregnant or planning for pregnancy or breast feeding