Hylaform

Hylaform

Hylaform Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Hylaform (hylan B) Dermal Filler Gel contains a purified form of hyaluronic acid, and is used to smooth facial lines and wrinkles caused by aging by adding volume to the skin. Common side effects include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, skin hardening, and itching at the injection site.

Hylaform Gel is injected just beneath the skin's surface by a physician. Patients may require a series of treatments (injections) depending on the depth of the wrinkles being treated. Hylaform Gel may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Hylaform Gel is safe to use during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before becoming pregnant or breastfeeding if you are being treated with Hylaform Gel.

Our Hylaform (hylan B) Dermal Filler Gel Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Hylaform FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Clinical Evaluation of Hylaform Gel

In a randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Hylaform gel as a dermal filler for nasolabial folds, 261 patients 30 to 55 years of age were randomized between the treatment (Hylaform) and the control (Zyplast) implant. During the initial phase of the study, each patient was injected with the respective dermal filler in the nasolabial folds for wrinkle correction. Patients were followed for 12 weeks. Following completion of the initial phase, each of the patients who initially received Hylaform gel treatment was offered repeat treatment with Hylaform products in both nasolabial folds and evaluated for safety for an additional 4 weeks.

Initial Treatment Phase

Adverse events reported during the 12 weeks following treatment were categorized according to the reported severity (see Table 1).

Table 1 : Injection Procedure Related Adverse Events by Maximum Severity Occurring in > 5% of Patients [Number (%) of Patients]

Primary System Organ Class/ Preferred Term Hylaform Total Zyplast Total Hylaform
N = 133
Zyplast
N = 128
Mild Mod* Severe Mild Mod* Severe
At least 1 adverse event 111
(84)
109
(85)
105
(79)
6
(5)
0
(0)
105
(82)
2
(2)
2
(2)
General disorders and administration site conditions 111
(84)
109
(85)
105
(79)
6
(5)
0
(0)
105
(82)
2
(2)
2
(2)
  Injection site erythema 84
(63)
86
(67)
83
(62)
1
(1)
0
(0)
85
(66)
1
(1)
0
(0)
  Injection site bruising 54
(41)
39
(30)
52
(39)
2
(2)
0
(0)
37
(29)
2
(2)
0
(0)
  Injection site swelling 47(35) 53
(41)
45
(34)
2
(2)
0
(0)
52
(41)
1
(1)
0
(0)
  Injection site pain 42
(32)
29
(23)
40
(30)
2
(2)
0
(0)
26
(20)
1
(1)
2
(2)
  Injection site pruritus 10
(8)
11
(9)
10
(8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
11
(9)
0
(0)
0
(0)
  Injection site desquamation 3
(2)
7
(6)
3
(2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
7
(6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
*Mod = Moderate

Table 2: Duration of Procedure or Device Related Events Occurring in Greater thaii 5% of Patients

Primary System Organ Class/ Preferred Term Hylaform gel
n = 133
n (%)
Zyplast
n = 128
n (%)
Duration* ≤ 3 days 4-7 days 8-14 days > 14 days Total ≤ 3 days 4-7 days 8-14 days > 14 days Total
Injection site erythema 53
(40)
16
(12)
13
(10)
2
(2)
84
(63)
59
(46)
11
(9)
5
(4)
11
(9)
86
(67)
Injection site bruising 19
(14)
23
(17)
10
(8)
2
(2)
54
(41)
10
(8)
21
(16)
5
(4)
3
(2)
39
(31)
Injection site swelling 31
(23)
12
(9)
4
(3)
00 47
(35)
38
(30)
12
(9)
00 3
(2)
53
(41)
injection site pain 39
(29)
2
(2)
1
(1)
00 42
(32)
22
(17)
5
(4)
1
(1)
1
(1)
29
(23)
Injection site pruritus 8
(6)
00 1
(1)
2
(2)
11
(8)
7
(6)
2
(2)
2
(2)
00 11
(9)
Injection site desquamation 1
(1)
1
(1)
1
(1)
00 3
(2)
3
(2)
3
(2)
1
(1)
00 7
(6)
*Duration refers to number of days irrespective of onset of Adverse Event to the date of the study device implantation

Device related adverse events occurred infrequently in both groups and were primarily of mild intensity; 2 patients (2%) experienced 3 events in the Hylaform group, and 9 patients (7%) experienced 14 events in the Zyplast group. The Hylaform device related adverse events were erythema, induration and pruritus.

Clinical trial adverse events unrelated to the injection procedure reported in the Hylaform treatment group occurring in greater than 1% of patients (n=133) were nasopharyngitis (5.3%), headache (4.5%), influenza (3.8%), rash (3%), conjunctivitis (1.5%), and sinusitis (1.5%).

Repeat Treatment Phase

During the initial and repeat treatment phases of the study, hylan B IgG antibody titers were measured at baseline and throughout treatment. Only one patient exhibited a positive antibody response after treatment with hylan B. This patient experienced adverse events of injection site bruising and headache lasting 11 days and 2 days after initial treatment, respectively. These adverse events were not reported as device-related and were not considered to be associated with the increased antibody titer level. None of the other study patients developed similar increases in antibody titer levels during the initial or repeat study phases.

Of the 133 patients treated with Hylaform gel during the initial phase, 96 underwent repeat treatment with Hylaform products and were followed for up to 4 weeks for safety. The types of adverse events seen after repeat treatment with Hylaform products were similar to those seen during the initial clinical evaluation. The most frequently reported adverse events included injection site erythema, bruising, swelling, pain, nodules, pruritus and tenderness. Device-related adverse events were reported in 3 patients during repeat treatment with Hylaform gel and included involuntary muscle contraction described as eye fasciculations in one patient and dizziness in another. A third patient experienced bilateral aseptic abscess formation at the site of injection, but did not develop increased hylan B antibody titers throughout either the initial or repeat phase of the study.

Surveillance outside the US

Hylaform post market safety surveillance in countries outside of the United States indicates that the most frequently reported adverse events include: injection site erythema, nodule, swelling, and induration. These adverse events are similar in frequency and duration to what has been noted during clinical trials.

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