Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan

Generic Name : High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan

Pronunciation : hye-a-loo-ROE-nan

Latest prescription information about High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Ophthalmic Surgical Aids

Trade Names/Brand Names of High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan

International- Orthovisc, Hydase(obsolete).

Why is High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hyaluronic acid derivative, prescribed for pain in osteoarthritis.  It increases the effectiveness of the fluid within the knee joint.

When should High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in cases of infections or skin diseases, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan?

Intra-articular injection - Usual adult dose for Osteoarthritis- 2 mL into the knee once a week for 3 to 4 weeks.

How should High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the artery.

What are the warnings and precautions for High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan?

Mild bruising, heat, redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site and temporary knee inflammation.

What are the other precautions for High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25C).

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