In this Article
- What other names is Hyaluronic Acid known by?
- What is Hyaluronic Acid?
- How does Hyaluronic Acid work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Hyaluronic Acid.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Hyaluronic acid is POSSIBLY SAFE when given by injection during pregnancy. However, not enough is known about the safety of hyaluronic acid when taken by mouth or applied to the skin during pregnancy. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Hyaluronic acid is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when given by injection during breast feeding. Researchers do not know if it affects breast milk and what effect that might have on an infant. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking hyaluronic acid by mouth or applying it to the skin if you are breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- For aging skin: A specific product (GliSODin Skin Nutrients Advanced Anti-Aging Formula, Isocell North America Inc.) containing krill oil, sea buckthorn berry oil, cacao bean extract, and hyaluronic acid, has been used daily for 90 days.
- For mouth sores: Hyaluronic acid (Gelclair, Helsinn Healthcare SA) can be mixed with water and used as a mouth rinse.
- For aging skin: Healthcare providers can inject a hyaluronic acid product (Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Allergan) into skin wrinkles.
- Urinary tract infection (UTI): Solution containing 40 mg of hyaluronic acid (Cystistat, Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.) has been given once weekly for 4 weeks then monthly for 4-5 months. Also, 50 mL of solution containing hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate (iAluRil, IBSA Farmaceutici) has been given once weekly for 4 weeks, then every other week or once monthly for up to 5 months.
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