Sodium Hyaluronate Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis

Hyalgan(R): 2 mL by intra-articular injection into the knee once weekly for 5 weeks
Supartz(TM): 2.5 mL by intra-articular injection into the knee once weekly for 5 weeks

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and effectiveness of repeat treatment cycles after the first 5 weeks have not been established.

Dialysis

Data not available; however, due to its high molecular weight, sodium hyaluronate is not likely to be dialyzable.

Other Comments

Disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium salts will cause hyaluronic acid precipitation and should not be used for skin preparation.

Sodium hyaluronate should be used cautiously in patients who are allergic to avian products, feathers, and egg products.

If joint effusion is present, it should be removed before injection. A new syringe should be used for the injection.

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