This medicine is a viscosupplement used to treat the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) in the original packaging, away from light. DO NOT FREEZE. Do not miss your doctor appointments while taking this medicine. If you must miss an appointment, notify your doctor as soon as possible.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicines that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, including allergy to latex, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a knee joint infection; or skin disease or infections in the area of the injection site.
A SIDE EFFECT that may occur while taking this medicine is temporary pain or swelling of the injected joint. If it continues or is bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience persistent pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; fever; rash; bruising; hemorrhoids; sweating; nausea; calf cramping; ankle swelling; muscle pain; or rapid heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
FOR 48 HOURS FOLLOWING THE INJECTION, AVOID STRENUOUS OR WEIGHT-BEARING ACTIVITIES (such as tennis, running, standing, or heavy lifting) for a long periods of time. To reduce discomfort associated with osteoarthritis, avoid activities that cause excess pain in the joints. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain local regulations for selecting an appropriate container and properly disposing of the container when it is full.