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Brand Names: Bionect, Gelclair, Hylase Wound Gel, Hylira, RadiaPlexRx, Xclair

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

What is sodium hyaluronate topical (Bionect, Gelclair, Hylase Wound Gel, 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 topical skin medication 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 skin medication 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 topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of sodium hyaluronate topical?

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 sodium hyaluronate topical and call your doctor at once if you have any new signs of skin infection such as:

  • redness, warmth;
  • pain, swelling; or
  • oozing or open sores.

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. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. 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?

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

Do not share this medication with other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

Avoid getting sodium hyaluronate skin medication in your mouth or on your lips. If this does happen, 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 new symptoms.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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