Hyaluronidase is an enzyme solution that can be injected and helps in enhancing the natural degradation of hyaluronic acid. It being a spreading substance is combined with other medicines and injected under the skin to improvise their absorption by the body when the drug cannot be injected into the vein. It also improves the absorption of radioactive substances during subcutaneous urography.
The first dose of Hyaluronidase must be given after a skin test to check whether the person is allergic to it or not. It should not be directly applied in the eye or injected into infected skin or vein. It should not be used to catalyse the absorption of dopamine or alpha agonist medicines. The physician should be contacted if a dose is missed.
Hyaluronidase is available in the form of solution or powder for solution in strength(s) of 150 units/ml, 200 units/ml, 150 units, 1500 units and 6200 units. For proper dosage a physician or pharmacist should be consulted.
Side effects of Hyaluronidase include skin rashes and redness, itching, unusual weakness, difficulty in swallowing, dizziness, tightness in the chest, swelling of eyelids, lips, tongue or face, fast heartbeat, cough.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon before using this medicine.
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Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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