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.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
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:
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.
Use Synvisc Solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use 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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), 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.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Synvisc Solution. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.