Generic Name(s): Hyaluronate Sodium
Drug Class: Ophthalmic surgical agents
Treats: Surgery prep, surgical aid
Biolon is commonly known as Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate found in the ophthalmic surgical agents drug class. Biolon is mostly used as an aid in eye surgeries. It is an approved drug by the US Food and Drug Association despite having some side effects. Biolon can be used to treat other conditions not mentioned in this guide.
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Biolon can be used to treat various medical conditions and to facilitate some surgical procedures. However, a directive or prescription from a health care provider is important. Biolon is used to aid surgeries, especially for glaucoma and cataracts. Prior to Biolon use, discuss with the doctor your health history listing all health problems you might have. Do not use Biolon if you are allergic to it or any of its active ingredients. Consult your pharmacist on how to use Biolon in order to get effective results in the shortest time possible. Below you will find the uses of Biolon.
- Eye surgery
- Surgical prep
Biolon dosage will vary from one patient to the other depending on several factors such as age, response of the patient to the drug, weight and severity of the condition being treated. Avoid using Biolon for prolonged periods than recommended and in large amounts than prescribed. An under dose will lower the effectiveness of Biolon rendering it useless. Read the leaflet provided by the manufacturer to understand how Biolon is used. Below you will find a typical dosage of Biolon.
- Your doctor or medical professional will administer your Biolon dosage
Biolon Side Effects
In addition to the positive outcomes, Biolon exposes the user to mild and severe side effects. Some are as a result of an underdose, overdose or interactions. Since not all side effects have been reported to the US Food and Drug Association, it is recommended you report any abnormal negative outcome. Side effects also vary from one patient to the other depending on their response to the drug. However, some side effects can be mitigated by avoiding overdose, taking Biolon for longer periods than directed and not using any drugs that may interact with Biolon. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Biolon. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Corneal edema
- Severe inflammation
- Severe dizziness
- Irregular heartbeat
When used together with certain drugs, Biolon interactions may occur exposing the user to several side effects. There are major, moderate and minor interactions depending on the response of the patient to the drug. Some of the effects may outweigh the benefits making it significantly risky. To keep at bay such interactions, it is recommended you avoid using various types of over the counter drugs, herbal products, vitamins and medicinal food together with Biolon without an approval from the doctor. Below you will find a list of drugs that may interact with Biolon. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.
- benzalkonium chloride topical
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