What is Hyaluronic acid?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Supartz

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide. It may be used to treat the pain of osteoarthritis in the knee, for the correction of facial wrinkles or folds, for lip augmentation, or for the treatment of skin ulcers/wounds.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in knees 13 8
Muscle and joint pain 5 1
Osteoarthritis 5 1
Joint pain 3 0
Arthritis pain in knees 1 1
Chondromalacia Patellae 1 0

Show all 11 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 0
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hyaluronic acid

Side effect Patients
Pain in knees 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hyaluronic acid

Dosage Patients
1 other twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hyaluronic acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 12 patients who’ve stopped taking Hyaluronic acid

Duration

Currently taking Hyaluronic acid

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Hyaluronic acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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There are no evaluations for Hyaluronic acid.