Sodium hyluronate is a custom pharmacy drug, a glycosaminoglycan that is found naturally in the body in myriad connectivity tissues. Sodium hyluronate functions as a lubricant and works to help control the interactions between adjoining tissues, a sort of bumper or absorber for joints. Sodium hyluronate has many uses in modern medicine such as for anti-aging care, and the treatment of knee pain and arthritis. Additionally, it is used for the treatment of skin ulcers such as diabetic foot ulcers or bed sores (that occur with patients who spend long hours lying down), as well as surgical incisions, burn wounds, minor cuts and abrasions, and scaly or dry skin.
Specifically in regard to sodium hyluronate's promise in the area of anti-aging, it happens to have a particularly small molecular size making it ideal for hydrating skin due to its penetrative ability. Sodium hyluronate can penetrate deeply into skin and help to attract water, which allows for deeper hydration that may bring a healthier, smoother look to skin and aid in decreasing wrinkles.
Sodium hyluronate is given as an injection for knee pain. Talk to your doctor for more information if you suffer from knee pain or arthritis. Topically, it is delivered as a cream, film, spray, or gel. For topical treatments, first clean and disinfect the treatment area. Use a sterile rubber glove to apply the medication. Do not rub the area and only apply the necessary amount to cover the area. Typical usage is two to three times per day but your doctor will decide what is right for you based on your condition and other important factors.
Side effects often differ from individual to individual. Some may experience no side effects at all while others may experience one or more side effects. Common side effects seen with sodium hyluronate are:
Different side effects are possible; consult with your doctor. Always seek medical assistance if you feel it is warranted. If any side effects seem to be worsening or lingering, see your doctor. If you experience any severe side effects, or anything that feels dangerous or severe in any way, get emergency medical treatment at once. Never delay getting medical attention if you are concerned or feel it is needed.
If you feel that sodium hyluronate may be useful for treating your condition or to achieve your desired outcome, talk to your doctor before using it. Anyone planning to begin using a new medication or drug should always undergo a medical screening and consultation with their doctor before beginning a treatment plan.
Sodium hyluronate is contraindicated for various conditions, etc. and a partial list is provided below. This list is not comprehensive and you should talk to your doctor about all possible contraindications that may be relevant to you or your condition.
Never inject sodium hyluronate into knees with skin diseases or infection in the injection site and/or joint.
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