What is Synvisc?Synvisc is a medicine that is injected into your knee for the relief of knee pain associated with osteoarthritis that has not been relieved by other medications.
What is the most important information I should know about Synvisc?Synvisc can cause swelling at the injection site. Contact your doctor if the swelling is extensive and painful.
Who should not take Synvisc?Your doctor will not administer Synvisc if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Your doctor will not administer Synvisc if you have any knee joint infections, skin diseases, or infections in the injection-site area.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Synvisc?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Synvisc. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are allergic to products from birds (such as feathers, eggs, or poultry), have significant swelling or blood clots in your legs, or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you.
How should I take Synvisc?Your doctor will administer Synvisc to you as an injection directly into your knee.
What should I avoid while taking Synvisc?Do not perform any strenuous activities (such as high impact sports like soccer, tennis, or jogging) or prolonged weight bearing activities for approximately 48 hours following the injection. You should talk to your doctor to find out when you can resume performing these activities.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Synvisc?No significant interactions have been reported with Synvisc at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Synvisc?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: difficulty walking, knee pain and swelling, muscle pain, pain and swelling at the injection site
Can I receive Synvisc if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Synvisc during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Synvisc?Synvisc should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your scheduled appointment, contact your doctor for advice.
How should I store Synvisc?Your doctor will store this medication for you.