Generic Name: hyaluronidase, Parenteral Solution

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Highlights for hyaluronidase

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HYALURONIDASE (hye al ur ON i dase) is a natural protein. It is used to improve the effects of other injectable medicines given with this medicine.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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hyaluronidase Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • nausea or vomiting
  • swelling at site where injected

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • inflammation, redness or pain at site where injected
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hyaluronidase May Interact with Other Medications

Parenteral Solution
  • ACTH
  • antihistamines for allergy or cold
  • aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
  • benzodiazepines for anxiety or sleep
  • female hormones like estrogens
  • furosemide
  • phenytoin
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use hyaluronidase

Parenteral Solution

This medicine is for injection under the skin or into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as newborn for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • allergy to bee stings or other insects
  • infection in the area where injection is planned
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to hyaluronidase, sheep proteins, beef proteins, thimerosal, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Visit your doctor for check-ups as directed.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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