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Sodium Hyaluronate



Sodium Hyaluronate is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

How it works

Sodium hyaluronate has water retaining properties and provides a low resistance to blinking. It is highly effective at entrapping water and preventing evaporation; this prolongs any beneficial effects.

Common side effects

Blue colour of skin, Flushing of skin, Skin redness, Chest tightness, Cough, Fainting, Dizziness, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Eyelid swelling, Fever, Hypersensitivity reaction, Anaphylactic shock, Hypotensive crisis, Injection site inflammation, Injection site pain, Itching, Nasal congestion, Rash, Increased intraocular pressure, Urticaria, Wheezing


Expert advice

  • Taking special precaution, if you use soft contact lens and are prescribed sodium hyaluronate eye drops.

Frequently asked questions

Sodium Hyaluronate

Q.Is sodium hyaluronate natural?
Yes, sodium hyaluronate is a natural polysaccharide

Q.Is sodium hyaluronate safe?
Sodium hyaluronate is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is sodium hyaluronate the same as hyaluronic acid?
Yes, they show same effect, however, sodium hyaluronate is a hyaluronic acid derivative.

Q.Is sodium hyaluronate vegan?
Yes, sodium hyaluronate is commercially produced from fermentation of a vegetable-origin derived substrate by a selected strain of Streptococcus zooepidermicus

Q.Is sodium hyaluronate dangerous?
No, sodium hyaluronate is not dangerous if used as prescribed by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)