What is Sodium hyaluronate topical?
The sodium hyaluronate in the body is similar to the fluid around your joints. It acts as a lubricant for the skin, providing moisture and stopping friction. Topical skin medications containing Sodium Hyaluronate can be used for treating skin ulcers, such as bedsores and diabetic foot ulcers, burn wounds, surgical scratches, abrasions, and various skin irritations. The topical skin treatment sodium hyaluronate can also be utilized to address dry and itchy skin. The oral gel containing sodium hyaluronate is employed to address mouth sores or other irritations triggered by inflammation from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as well as dental treatment. Topical sodium hyaluronate may be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guideline.
Side effects of Sodium hyaluronate
See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, symptoms of hives: breathing difficulties and swelling of your lips, face, and throat. Stop using sodium hyaluronate as a topical and contact your doctor immediately if you notice any new symptoms of skin infections, for example:
- Redness, warmth.
- Swelling, pain.
- Oozing or open sores.
The oral gel containing sodium hyaluronate may cause a slight irritation in your mouth. This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Follow the instructions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments, allergies, and any medications you take.
Before you take this drug
You shouldn't make use of sodium hyaluronate if you are allergic to it. FDA pregnancy classification C It's not clear whether topical sodium hyaluronate can affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or plan to become pregnant while taking sodium hyaluronate. It isn't known if sodium hyaluronate is a component of the topical milk of a nursing baby or whether it can harm the infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child.
How to take Sodium hyaluronate?
Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than prescribed. Do not share this medication with anyone else, even if they suffer from similar symptoms to yours.
For the application of sodium hyaluronate to the skin:
- Clean and disinfect the face area prior to applying sodium hydrouronate topically applied creams, gels, films, or sprays.
- Apply enough medicine to completely cover up the area or skin area affected.
- If you apply sodium hyaluronate gel, foam, or cream to an open wound in your skin, then dab a small amount of the medication on the area affected, using as little friction as is possible.
- To avoid contamination of the medication bottle or tube, apply gloves made of sterile rubber or finger cots for applying sodium hyaluronate to the topical.
- The skin-affected area should be covered using a sterilized gauze pad or any other dressing suggested by your physician.
- Topical application of sodium hyaluronate on the skin is typically done twice or three times a day. Follow the instructions of your physician.
To use the sodium hyaluronate oral gel:
- Open the gel packet and pour the whole contents into a glass. Mix in one or two tablespoons of water. Mix it well.
- If you don't have water on hand when using the gel for oral use, you can use it in its undiluted form.
- Cleanse your mouth thoroughly, making a splash, and then gargling with the mix in your mouth for at least 1 minute.
- Make sure that your teeth, gums, tongue, and the insides of your cheeks are coated in the medicine prior to taking it out.
- Do not eat or drink anything for at least 1 hour after taking the gel in your mouth.
- The oral gel containing sodium hyaluronate can be taken three times a day. Follow the instructions of your physician.
Stop taking this medication and consult your physician in the event that your symptoms do not improve, if they become worse, or if you notice new symptoms. Store at room temperature and away from heat and humidity to preserve freshness and extend shelf life. Make sure the tube bottle is shut tightly when not in use. Don't open an oral gel bottle until you are prepared to use it.
Details on dosage
Usual Adult Dose for Dermatologic Lesion:
Sodium hyaluronate topical 0.2% cream, gel, or spray: Cleanse, disinfect, and debride areas. Apply a thin layer to the affected area two or three times per day. Cover with gauze pads made of sterile material and, if required, use a compressive bandage.
Usual Adult Dose for Dermatological Disorders:
Sodium hyaluronate topical 0.2% cream, gel, or spray: Cleanse, disinfect, and scrub the areas. Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area two or three times per day. Cover with gauze pads made of sterile material and, if required, an elastic bandage.
Usual Adult Dose for Burns (External):
Sodium hyaluronate topical 0.2% cream, gel, or spray: Cleanse, disinfect, and debride areas. Apply a thin layer to the affected areas 2 or 3 times per day. Cover with gauze pads made of sterile material and, if required, an elastic bandage.
Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis:
Topical sodium hyaluronate 0.1 0.1% lotion: Apply a generous amount topically every 2 to 3 days to the affected area. Rub it in well.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since topical sodium hyaluronate is only used in the event of need, it is possible that you are not following a regular dosing regimen. If you take the medication frequently, you should take the missed dose as quickly as you remember. Avoid your missed dose if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.
What should be avoided?
Avoid getting sodium hyaluronate medication on your lips or in your mouth. If this happens, you should rinse your mouth with water. Only the gel for oral use of sodium hyaluronate is suitable to be used in the mouth. If the medication is absorbed into your eyes, rinse them out with water. Do not use a wound spray that has quarternary ammonium salts. Make sure to use only the wound cleaning method that your physician recommends.
Interaction with other drugs
It's not likely that other medications you take by mouth or inject can affect the topically applied sodium hyaluronate. But there are many drugs that interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health care professionals about the medicines you use, which include prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.