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Generic Name: dextranomer and sodium hyaluronate (dex TRAN o mer and SOE dee um HYE al ure ON ate)
Brand Name: Solesta
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Drug Information:
Solesta are natural materials formed into a gel that is similar to certain substances that occur naturally in your body. Solesta works by thickening the tissues in your anal canal. Solesta is injected as an implant into your anal canal to treat fecal incontinence (loss of bowel control) in adults. This medicine is usually given after diet changes and other medications have been tried without success. Solesta may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not receive this medicine if you have: rectal infection or bleeding, rectal fissure, rectal tumor, rectal malformation, rectal prolapse, an abnormal passageway between the rectum and vagina, stenosis (narrowing) of your anal canal, a rectal or anal implant (other than Solesta), congested blood vessels in the anus or rectum, inflammatory bowel disease, a history of radiation to your pelvic area, or a weak immune system. Learn more

Solesta Side Effects

Solesta Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about dextranomer / sodium hyaluronate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Solesta.

Applies to dextranomer / sodium hyaluronate: injection gel

Other dosage forms:

  • injection prefilled syringe

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Bleeding from rectum or rectal pain.
  • Bloody diarrhea.
  • Fever.
  • Trouble passing urine.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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