Viscoelastic Substances

Substances that display the physical properties of ELASTICITY and VISCOSITY. The dual-nature of these substances causes them to resist applied forces in a time-dependent manner.
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB08818Hyaluronic acidUsed to treat knee pain in patients with joint inflammation (osteoarthritis). It is usually used in patients who have not responded to other treatments such as acetaminophen, exercise, or physical therapy. Hyaluronic acid may also be used in plastic surgery to reduce wrinkles on the face or as a filler in other parts of the body. May be used in ophthalmology to assist in the extraction of cataracts, the implantation of intraocular lenses, corneal transplants, glaucoma filtration, retinal attachment and in the treatment of dry eyes. Finally, hyaluronic acid is also used to coat the bladder lining in treating interstitial cystitis.
DB11075HypromelloseProtectant (ophthalmic) [L1805] Tears (artificial) [L1805] Lubricant (ophthalmic) [L1805] Diagnostic aid (contact lens procedures; gonioscopy) [L1805]