hyaluronic acid, Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane

  • 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.

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Post marketing adverse effects that have been reported include:

  • infection,
  • allergic
  • reactions,
  • necrosis (death of tissue), and
  • acne.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PREPARATIONS: Single use syringes

STORAGE: Hyaluronic acid should be stored at room temperature up to 25 C (77 F).

DOSING: Hyaluronic acid is administered by injection only by a physician. The amount of hyaluronic acid that is administered depends on the site that is being treated but it should not be more than 1.5 ml per naso-labial fold or 6 ml per treatment. For lip augmentation the maximum volume is 1.5 ml per lip not to exceed 3 ml per session.

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.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: Restylane Instructions For Use

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015

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