Using Synvisc, a Prescription Drug That Treats Arthritis of the Knee
Synvisc IAtc Uses
This medication is used to treat arthritis of the knee. It should be used only after non-drug treatment and simple medication (e.g., acetaminophen) have failed to provide relief.
How to use Synvisc IAtc
This drug is given by injection into the affected joint by your doctor once a week. Complete the full treatment course, even if you are already feeling better.
Follow all instructions. You may not feel clear pain relief until after the last injection in the series.
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do for your health. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For hyaluronate sodium derivative, the following should be considered:
Allergies—Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to hyaluronate sodium derivative, other hylans, hyaluronate sodium, bird protein, feathers, or egg products. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy—Studies have not been done in pregnant women.
Breast-feeding—It is not known whether hyaluronate sodium derivative passes into breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are using this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctors.
Children—Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing the use of hyaluronate sodium derivative in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults—Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of hyaluronate sodium derivative in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medical problems—The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of hyaluronate sodium derivative. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Skin or knee joint infections or other problems at the place where the injection is to be given—This medicine should not be injected there.
What are the possible side effects of hylan G-F 20?
• Notify your doctor immediately if you experience a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives) to hylan G-F 20.
• Other less serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your doctor if you experience
· temporary pain or swelling of the affected joint;
· rash or bruising at the injection site;
· headache; or
· upset stomach.
• Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
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