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(Sodium Hyaluronan)

Formulation : Syringe

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Orthovisc /Sodium Hyaluronan used for?

Orthovisc is a prescription medicine that is administered in the form of an injection. Orthovisc is a similar fluid to the naturally occurring synovial fluid within the joints that absorbs shock and acts as a lubricant. Orthovisc is used to treat the pain and inflammation that is associated with osteoarthritis.

How should Orthovisc /Sodium Hyaluronan be stored?

Orthovisc is generally administered by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting and will not require storage.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Orthovisc/Sodium Hyaluronan ?

Orthovisc is a prescription medication and should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined in your prescription. Orthovisc is an injection that should generally be administered by a healthcare professional into the affected joint in a clinical setting. After receiving the injection, follow your doctor's instructions regarding strenuous activities.

When should Orthovisc /Sodium Hyaluronan not be taken?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Orthovisc, do not use this medication. Orthovisc should additionally not be used if you have a skin infection at the proposed site of injection.

What precautions should I follow when taking Orthovisc /Sodium Hyaluronan ?

Before taking Orthovisc, talk to your doctor if you are allergic to any birds or bird products, including feathers and egg products, in order to ensure that you can safely take Orthovisc. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, notify your doctor before you begin taking Orthovisc.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Orthovisc /Sodium Hyaluronan ?

After taking Orthovisc, avoid any prolonged strenuous activities, especially those that affect the site of injection for the forty eight hours following the injection.

When should Orthovisc /Sodium Hyaluronan not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: serious allergic reaction.

Common Side Effects: achiness; rash at the injection site; bruise at the injection site; temporary pain of affected joint; or swelling of the affected joint.

Other: None.