Hyaluronic acid (On the skin)

Introduction

Hyaluronic Acid (hye-al-ure-ON-ate AS-id)

Treats burns, bed sores, wounds, and skin ulcers.

Brand Name(s)

Bionect, HyGel, Hylira

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

How to Use This Medicine

Cream, Gel/Jelly, Spray, Lotion

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you use this medicine.
  • Clean the affected skin area just before you use this medicine.
  • Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area. Rub it in gently. You may cover the skin area with a bandage or dressing after you apply the medicine, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Missed dose: Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some foods and medicines can affect how hyaluronic acid works. Do not use a disinfectant or antiseptic on your skin unless the doctor says it is okay.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat a skin problem your doctor has not examined.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Increased redness, swelling, or pain where the medicine was applied

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 10/12/2016

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