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HYALGAN
Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
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Drug Name:

HYALGAN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Sodium hyaluronate 20mg/2mL; soln for intra-articular inj.

Company:
Sanofi Aventis

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for HYALGAN:

Osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed nonpharmacologic therapy and analgesics (eg, acetaminophen).

Adult:

Prior to treatment: remove joint effusion (use separate syringe), if present; and give local anesthetic (eg, lidocaine) by SC inj. Inject 2mL intra-articularly in each affected knee weekly for 5 weeks. Use separate syringes for each knee.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Infection or skin disease at inj site.

Warnings/Precautions:

Treatment cycle <3 injections: not recommended. Avian protein, feather, egg allergy. Avoid strenuous activity within 48hrs after injection. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid disinfectants with quaternary ammonium salts. Concomitant other intra-articular injectables: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Hyaluronan.

Adverse Reactions:

Inj site pain, local reactions, transient knee inflammation.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Single-use vials—1; Single-use prefilled syringes—1

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