hyaluronate (hyaluronan, Hyalgan, Supartz, Euflexxa, Orthovisc) (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Solution for injection into the knee joint (intra-articular injection): 10 mg/ml or 15 mg/ml
STORAGE: Sodium hyaluronate should be stored in the original packaging below 25 C (77 F). It should be protected from light.
DOSING: Sodium hyaluronate is administered into the knee joint (intra-articular injection) once a week for a total of 3-5 injections. 20 mg (Euflexxa, Hyalgan) or 25 mg (Supartz) should be injected into the affected knee once weekly.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: No clinically significant drug-drug interactions between sodium hyaluronate injection and other medications have been reported.
PREGNANCY: It is not known whether sodium hyaluronate is safe to use during pregnancy because it has not been evaluated in pregnant women.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if sodium hyaluronate can enter human milk. The safety and effectiveness of sodium hyaluronate has not been established in nursing mothers.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/14/2015
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