hyaluronic acid, Restylane, Restylane-L (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions are not listed in the prescribing information. Hyaluronic acid is classified as a medical device.

PREGNANCY: Use of hyaluronic acid during pregnancy has not been evaluated.

NURSING MOTHERS: Use of hyaluronic acid by nursing mothers has not been evaluated.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of hyaluronic acid are reactions at the site of injection such as bruising, redness, pain, itching, tenderness, and swelling. Vitamin E supplements, St. John's Wort, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aleve and Motrin may increase bruising or bleeding after injection of hyaluronic acid. Therefore, patients should stop these drugs at least one week before the injections. Post marketing adverse effects that have been reported include infection, allergic reactions, necrosis (death of tissue), and acne.

Reference: Restylane Instructions For Use

Last Editorial Review: 3/15/2012

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