Monovisc (Sodium Hyaluronate)
Drug:Monovisc 4ml Injection
Monovisc 4ml Injection
Monovisc (Sodium Hyaluronate) is a prescription injectable medication used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Hyaluronate works by acting as a lubricant and shock absorber in the joint, helping the patient move the knee smoothly with less pain. Monovisc is usually used in patients who have not responded to other treatments such as acetaminophen, exercise or physical therapy. Monovisc is injected by the doctor into the affected joint usually once a week.
The brand Monovisc 4 ml Injection comes from Canada and is manufactured by Anika. We may sometimes carry Monovisc from Turkey manufactured by Merck. This injection is available in the strength of 20 mg/ml injection.
The common side effect may include:
• A generic feeling of being unwell;
• Injection site reactions;
• Joint pain and swelling;
• Muscle cramps;
• Swelling of legs and feet
Call you doctor as soon as possible if you have:
• Increased knee pain;
• Signs of infection around your knee
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Monovisc if you are allergic to Hyaluronate or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history and about any other medications you are taking including OTC and herbal medications. There may an interaction with Monovisc and other medications. Monovisc should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.
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