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Hyalgan Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
- What are the possible side effects of sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
- How is sodium hyaluronate given (Hyalgan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hyalgan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hyalgan)?
- What should I avoid after receiving sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
- What other drugs will affect sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)?
You should not receive sodium hyaluronate if you are allergic to it, or if you have an infection in your knee or in the skin around your knee.
To make sure you can safely receive sodium hyaluronate, tell your doctor if you have:
- blood clots or circulation problems in your legs; or
- an allergy to birds, feathers, or egg products.
It is not known whether sodium hyaluronate will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether sodium hyaluronate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is sodium hyaluronate given (Hyalgan)?
Sodium hyaluronate is injected directly into your knee joint. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Sodium hyaluronate is usually given once every week for 3 to 5 weeks. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
To prevent pain and swelling, your doctor may recommend resting your knee or applying ice for a short time after your injection.
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