What is Sodium Hyaluronate?

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Sodium Hyaluronate is a hyaluronate derivative it is used as an antirheumatic, an ophthalmic agent, and a skin and mucous membrane agent. It is injected to treat knee pain, to correct wrinkles and skin folds, for intraocular procedures and topically for wounds and scaly skin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry eyes 2 0
Allergic conjunctivitis 1 0
Arthritis pain in knees 1 1
Bladder pain 1 16
Chondromalacia patellae 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
8
None
13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sodium Hyaluronate

Side effect Patients
Increased urination 1
Swelling in hands 1
Urinary urgency 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sodium Hyaluronate

Dosage Patients
50 mg monthly 1
6 drop(s) daily 1
2drop(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Sodium Hyaluronate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Sodium Hyaluronate

Duration

Currently taking Sodium Hyaluronate

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped taking Sodium Hyaluronate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 18
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sodium Hyaluronate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Optive 1
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2 patient evaluations for Sodium Hyaluronate

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Not worth the time it took to get all the shots, releif only lasted about a month
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: knee will swell but I found hours of frozen vegatable packs place on knee then a hot bath before bed helped the swelling, noticable improvement after first shot for me, varies from individual to individual. Shot is not painful, swelling is minor and discomfort goes away in a couple of days. I am still having pain in my knee but I can walk much better, have 3 in a total of two to go, should last at least 6 months. My hips aren't in as much pain as they were. Finished with the shots and anticipating how long they will last, I have greater mobility with less pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 10, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Not worth the time it took compared to to a month of relief, VERY expensive
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Knee "oil")
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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