Hyalgan

Hyalgan

sodium hyaluronate

Manufacturer:

Fidia

Distributor:

HK Medical Supplies
/
Health Express
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Sodium hyaluronate.
Description
Active ingredient: Hyaluronic acid sodium salt (Hyalectin) 20 mg.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Sodium chloride, Monobasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, Dibasic sodium phosphate dodecahydrate, Water for injections q.s. to 2 ml.
Action
The intra-articular administration of Hyalgan into arthritic joints improves pain and joint function possibly due to the normalization of synovial fluid viscoelasticity and due to its interaction with synoviocytes and chondrocytes.
Indications/Uses
For the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee.
Dosage/Direction for Use
2 ml of HYALGAN (20 mg) administered intra-articularly once a week for 5 weeks or as directed by the physician.
Contraindications
Hyalectin, the active principle in Hyalgan, is of avian origin. Do not administer to patients with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the product or to avian proteins. Intra-articular injections are contraindicated in cases of infections or skin diseases in the area of the injection site.
Special Precautions
It is necessary to follow a correct technique of intra-articular injection in accurately aseptic conditions.
Adverse Reactions
HYALGAN is generally well tolerated. However, in rare cases, some patients have exhibited a transient and moderate pain symptomatology.
In any case, all suspected adverse reactions occurring during the treatment with HYALGAN should be reported to the physician.
Caution For Usage
Incompatibilities: There are currently insufficient data to support the compatibility of HYALGAN with other drugs administered intra-articularly. Therefore the mixing or simultaneous administration with other intra-articular drugs is not recommended.
Discard unused portion: After use, dispose according to applicable national practice.
MIMS Class
Other Drugs Acting on Musculo-Skeletal System
ATC Classification
M09AX01 - hyaluronic acid ; Belongs to the class of other drugs for disorders of the musculo-skeletal system.
Presentation/Packing
Pre-filled syringe 10 mg/mL x 2 mL x 1's.
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