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HyGel Topical

Generic name: sodium hyaluronate (topical) [SOE-dee-um-HYE-al-ure-ON-ate]

Brand names: Bionect, Gelclair, HyGel, Hylira, IPM Wound,… show all 8 brands
Drug class: topical agents

What is HyGel Topical?

HyGel works similarly to the fluid around your joints. This medicine works as a lubricant for the skin, restoring moisture to it and preventing friction.HyGel is used for treating skin ulcers like bed sores, diabetic foot ulcers, and burns. It can also be used to treat surgical incisions or cuts, abrasions, and other irritations. This skin medication can also be used to treat dry skin or scaly patches.HyGel oral gel is used to treat mouth ulcers and other irritations caused by infection, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, or dentistry.HyGel can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side Effects of HyGel Topical

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

If you notice any new symptoms of a skin infection, such as:

  • Redness, warmth;
  • Pain, swelling,
  • Open or oozing sores

Hyggel may cause a slight burning sensation in the mouth.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor.Reaching out to the FDA can be done at 1-800-FDA-1088 if there are side effects, which is the phone number to call.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication.Inform your healthcare provider of any medical conditions, allergies and medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

HyGel should not be used if you have an allergy to it.FDA pregnancy class C There is no information on whether HyGel can harm a baby in utero. Hygiene can cause pregnancy. Tell your doctor immediately if you plan to get pregnant.It is unknown if sodium hyaluronate topically applied can pass into breast milk or if this could harm a baby who is nursing. You should tell your doctor if you're breastfeeding a child.

How to take HyGel topical?

Do not alter the instructions on your prescription. Use this medication only as directed. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage or use it for longer than necessary.This medicine should not be shared with anyone else, even if the other person has similar symptoms.

Use sodium hyaluronate as a skin moisturizer.

  • Hygel gel, cream, film, or spray should be applied to a clean, disinfected skin area.
  • Use enough medication to completely cover the affected area or the wound.
  • When using hygel gel, foam, or cream on an open wound, apply a thin layer to the area as gently as possible.
  • Hygel should be applied with a sterile fingercot or rubber glove to prevent contamination of the medicine tube or bottle.
  • Cover the treated area of skin with a sterile dressing or gauze pad, as recommended by your physician.
  • Hygel is applied to the skin 2 or 3 times a day. Please follow your doctor's advice.

HyGel oral gel:

  • Open the gel package and pour all the contents into a glass. Stir the mixture well after adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of water.
  • You can use the gel undiluted if you don't have any water on hand.
  • Rinse thoroughly in your mouth by gurgling and swishing the mixture for at least one minute.
  • Before spitting out the medicine, make sure that your teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks have been well coated.
  • After using the oral gel, avoid eating or drinking for at least one hour.
  • Hygel oral gel can be taken three times a day. Please follow your doctor's directions.

If your symptoms don't improve, if they worsen, or if new symptoms appear, stop using the medicine and contact your doctor.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. When not in use, keep the tube tightly closed. Oral gels should not be opened until they are needed.

What happens if I miss the dose?

HyGel is applied as needed, and you might not have a regular schedule. Use the missed dose immediately if you use the medication regularly. If your next scheduled dosage is near, skip the missed dose. You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Dial 1-800-222-1222 immediately or seek medical assistance immediately if you suspect being poisoned.

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting HyGel on your lips or in your mouth. If you do, wash your mouth with water. Use only the oral gel version of sodium hyaluronate in the mouth.If you accidentally get this medication in your eyes, wash them with water.Avoid using wound disinfectants that contain quaternary ammonium. Only use the wound disinfection method that your doctor has prescribed.

Interaction with other drug

HyGel applied topically will not be affected by other drugs that you may take orally or even inject. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.