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Sodium Hyaluronate Topical



Sodium hyaluronate topical is used to protect and heal skin injuries such as ulcers (diabetic ulcers, bedsores etc.), surgical wounds (postoperative incision), vascular wounds (wounds commonly on the legs due to blood circulation problems), other wounds (cuts, abrasions) and injuries due to burns.

How it works

Sodium hyaluronate belongs to the class of medications called as gycosylaminoglycans. It works by forming a protective barrier around the wound and restores the natural environment thereby maintaining the hydration and promoting wound healing. 

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation


Expert advice

  • Clean (remove any debris) and disinfect the wound before applying sodium hyaluronate cream.
  • Cover the applied area with appropriate dressing (sterile gauze and bandage). 
  • Avoid extensive rubbing of sodium hyaluronate cream over the wound surface.
  • Contact your doctor immediately if the injury or wound worsens or if signs of any infection appear.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to sodium hyaluronate or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions

Sodium Hyaluronate Topical

Q. Is sodium hyaluronate natural? 
Yes. Sodium hyaluronate is a derivate of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in body tissues such as connective tissues and helps to maintain hydration balance and supports natural healing process.
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. Sodium hyaluronate is a derived from (salt form of) hyaluronic acid.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)