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Sodium Hyaluronate

Molecule Description

Sodium Hyaluronate is a fluid injected in the painful joint space, for the treatment of pain and swelling of the knee joint (osteoarthritis). It acts as a lubricant in the joint. It also shows action by moistening the eyes and gives temporary relief from burning or discomfort.
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Uses of Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Weakness of bones (osteoarthritis)
  • To protect skin ulcers, wounds or burns from irritation
  • To relieve itching and pain from various skin conditions

Contraindications of Sodium Hyaluronate

When should one not use Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Allergic reaction to this medicine
  • Throat infection
  • Swelling in tongue

Side effects of Sodium Hyaluronate

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Pain and swelling occurs at the site of injection
  • Nausea, stomach pain
  • Cold symptoms
  • Itching at the site of injection
  • Severe pain and swelling in the knee
  • Itching, hives and rash
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Fast heartbeats
  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Anxiety and confusion

Precautions and Warnings of Sodium Hyaluronate


Can I take Sodium Hyaluronate during pregnancy?
  • There are no side effects noted of using Sodium Hyaluronate during pregnancy
  • Your doctor will prescribe it to you during pregnancy if the benefit to you outweighs any possible risk
  • Hence, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy

Breast Feeding

Can I take Sodium Hyaluronate while breastfeeding?
It is unknown whether there is any excretion of Sodium Hyaluronate into human milk. Your doctor will prescribe it to you during breastfeeding if the benefits to you outweigh any possible risk. Hence, inform your doctor if you are on this treatment.


Can I drive if I have consumed Sodium Hyaluronate?
Taking this medicine may affect your alertness. Do not drive in case you feel any symptoms that can affect your ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Sodium Hyaluronate?
Large amount of intake of alcohol has to be avoided.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You are taking vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal products or oral contraceptives, including medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Interactions of Sodium Hyaluronate

Interactions with other medicines

No significant medicine interactions are available. But inform your doctor about all the medications that you are taking.

Interactions with food items

No specific interactions with food have been reported yet.

Dietary Restrictions of Sodium Hyaluronate

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Sodium Hyaluronate, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dosage of Sodium Hyaluronate


Trained medical professionals give these injections, so the chances of you getting an overdose is rare.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as you remember. If the time for the next dose is near, skip the missed dose & do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Sodium Hyaluronate?

A: Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history and all your ongoing medications. Inform your physician if you have an allergy to birds or egg products, history of a blood clot or circulation problem, if you are pregnant, lactating or planning a pregnancy.

Q: When and how to consume the medicine?

  • The medicine is injected directly into your knee joint
  • Your healthcare personnel will give you this injection
  • Follow your appointments regularly
  • To prevent pain and swelling, rest your painful joint or apply ice at the site of injection
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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