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Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is an organic acid that naturally occurs within the body, and in highest concentrations— in eye and joint fluid. This multipurpose acid is prescribed by physicians for many conditions, ailments, and diseases as part of an overall treatment plan. Hyaluronic acid is often used during surgeries of the eye such as during a cataract removal surgery, detached retina surgery, cornea transplant surgery, or any eye injury surgery or procedure. Since hyaluronic acid is organically associated with the human eye already it makes for an excellent fluid replacer during any surgical procedure on the eye. Other common uses for hyaluronic acid include treatment for osteoarthritis, plastic surgery, and for skin issues such as wounds and burns, and even as a moisturizer. But perhaps one of the more exciting uses for hyaluronic acid is as an anti-aging agent as some reports have stated that hyaluronic acid may attract as much as one-thousand times its actual weight in water; thus, hyaluronic acid may, in some patients, reduce certain signs of aging by curbing water loss in the skin. Patients concerned with aging, wrinkles, fine lines, and skin softness may want to ask their physician about hyaluronic acid.

HOW TO USE:

Hyaluronic acid has many uses, as mentioned above, and your compounding pharmacist can create a delivery form that is suitable to your specific needs or condition. Hyaluronic acid is often given as a tablet, serum, injection, or other depending on whatever an individual's treatment demands. Ask your physician for more information and consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have further questions during your course of treatment with hyaluronic acid.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Hyaluronic acid is generally considered safe for use by most patients. However, if you experience any side effects, contact your physician right away.

If you think you are having an allergic reaction, get emergency medical treatment immediately.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

If you are considering the use of hyaluronic acid in any form, see your physician for a complete and comprehensive medical review before using.

Pregnancy:

Consult your physician if you are pregnant. Do not use hyaluronic acid if you are pregnant until you have discussed your options and weighed the risks with your physician and he or she has deemed the use of hyaluronic acid to be absolutely necessary. While hyaluronic acid injection is perhaps possibly safe during a pregnancy, it is unclear as to whether it is safe to be taken orally or applied onto the skin while pregnant; thus, do not take it orally or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant. Consult with your physician before making any decision whatsoever about the use of hyaluronic acid. There is not enough data on the effects of oral or dermal use of hyaluronic acid so it should be avoided.

Breastfeeding:

Do not use or take hyaluronic acid in any form if you are breastfeeding or planning to begin breastfeeding.

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