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Brand Names: Bionect, Gelclair, Hylira, RadiaPlexRx, Xclair

Generic Name: sodium hyaluronate topical (Pronunciation: SOE dee um HYE al ure ON ate)

What is sodium hyaluronate topical (Bionect, Gelclair, Hylira, RadiaPlexRx, Xclair)?

Sodium hyaluronate is similar to the fluid that surrounds your joints. Sodium hyaluronate acts as a lubricant on the skin by restoring moisture and preventing friction or abrasion.

Sodium hyaluronate is used to treat skin ulcers such as bed sores or diabetic foot ulcers, as well as burn wounds, surgical incisions, cuts, abrasions, and other skin irritations.

Sodium hyaluronate topical is also used to treat dry or scaly skin.

Sodium hyaluronate oral gel is used to treat mouth sores or other irritation caused by infection, chemotherapy or radiation treatments, or dental work.

Sodium hyaluronate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of sodium hyaluronate topical (Bionect, Gelclair, Hylira, RadiaPlexRx, Xclair)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using the medication and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, or if you develop any new signs of skin infection such as redness, warmth, swelling, or oozing.

Sodium hyaluronate oral gel may cause a mild burning sensation in your mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about sodium hyaluronate topical (Bionect, Gelclair, Hylira, RadiaPlexRx, Xclair)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to sodium hyaluronate.

Clean and disinfect the skin area before applying sodium hyaluronate topical. Avoid using a wound disinfectant that contains quarternary ammonium salts. Use only the wound disinfecting method your doctor recommends.

To prevent contaminating the medication tube or bottle, use a sterile rubber glove or finger cot while applying sodium hyaluronate topical. Also do not share the medication with other people.

Avoid getting sodium hyaluronate skin medication on your lips or in your mouth, nose, or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Only the oral gel form of sodium hyaluronate is safe to use in the mouth.

Stop using the medication and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, or if you develop any new signs of skin infection such as redness, warmth, swelling, or oozing.



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