hyaluronate (hyaluronan, Hyalgan, Supartz, Euflexxa, Orthovisc)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    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: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is hyaluronate-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

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.

What else should I know about hyaluronate-injection?

What preparations of hyaluronate-injection are available?

Solution for injection into the knee joint (intra-articular injection): 10 mg/ml or 15 mg/ml

How should I keep hyaluronate-injection stored?

Sodium hyaluronate should be stored in the original packaging below 25 C (77 F). It should be protected from light.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/14/2015

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