This medication is used to protect skin ulcers, burns, or wounds from irritation so that the skin can heal properly. Hyaluronate is the same as a natural substance that is found in your body. It works by forming a protective layer over the affected area.
Use this product on the skin only. Wash your hands before and after each use. Before using, wash and disinfect the affected area as directed by your doctor. Gently apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected areas of the skin, usually 2 to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Cover the affected area as directed.
How often you apply the medication is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
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Before using hyaluronate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: certain disinfectants (e.g., benzalkonium chloride).
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Do not share this medication with others. Doing so may spread infection.
This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another skin condition unless told to do so by your doctor.
Some brands of this medication may also contain other ingredients (such as aloe vera, allantoin) which may help provide moisture or soothe the affected area(s). Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C). Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Information last revised June 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.
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