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Synvisc solution

Pronunciation

Generic Name: hylan (HIGH-lan)
Brand Name: Synvisc

Synvisc solution is used for:

Treating pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Synvisc solution is a visco supplement. It works by replacing the viscous or "thick" fluid naturally found in joints. The viscous fluid is needed to coat and protect the cartilage and joint of the knee, which lessens the pain of osteoarthritis.

Do NOT use Synvisc solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Synvisc solution
  • you have an infection where Synvisc solution will be injected

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Synvisc solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Synvisc solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a skin disease
  • if you have an allergy to bird proteins, feathers, or eggs
  • if you have blood flow problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Synvisc solution. However, no specific interactions with Synvisc solution are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Synvisc solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Synvisc solution:

Use Synvisc solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Synvisc solution comes with an additional patient leaflet. Read it carefully and reread it each time you get Synvisc solution refilled.
  • Synvisc solution is administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • Do not miss your doctor appointments while you are taking Synvisc solution. If you must miss an appointment, notify your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Do not miss your doctor appointments while you are taking Synvisc solution. If you must miss an appointment, notify your doctor as soon as possible.
  • If you miss a dose of Synvisc solution, contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Synvisc solution.

Important safety information:

  • It may take several injections for Synvisc solution to work fully. Complete the full treatment course, even if you are already feeling better.
  • Avoid strenuous activities or prolonged weight-bearing activities, such as jogging or tennis, after receiving an injection.
  • Use Synvisc solution with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Synvisc solution during pregnancy. It is unknown if Synvisc solution is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Synvisc solution, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Synvisc solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Knee pain or swelling after injection.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); ankle swelling; bruising; calf cramping; fast heartbeat; fever; hemorrhoids; muscle pain; nausea; persistent pain, redness, or swelling at injection site; sweating.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Synvisc solution:

Synvisc solution is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. Keep Synvisc solution, as well as needles and syringes, out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Synvisc solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Synvisc solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Synvisc solution or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Synvisc solution. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Synvisc solution. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Synvisc solution.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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