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Hyaluronic Acid

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 2, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • Glycoaminoglycan
  • Glycoaminoglycane
  • Healon
  • Hyaluran
  • Hyaluronan
  • Hyaluronate Sodium
  • Hylan
  • Hylira
  • Sodium Hyaluronate

What is this product used for?

Hyaluronic acid capsules are used to improve the health of joints and skin. It is also found in cosmetic products to increase moisture. It is uncertain if hyaluronic acid in cosmetics is helpful as a moisturizer.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

What should I watch for?

  • Dizziness

  • Joint pain

  • Redness

When do I need to call the doctor?

Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

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