NeoVisc (Sodium hyaluronate) is a prescription medication used to provide safe and effective relief from the pain and disability associated with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is common and is caused when the cartilage within the knee joint begins to break down, and the underlying bone begins to change. NeoVisc is a safe and effective drug injected into the knee joints to alleviate mild to moderate osteoarthritis symptoms. NeoVisc injection consists of Sodium hyaluronate, which is naturally found in the synovial fluid and cartilage of healthy knee joints. The active ingredient in NeoVisc is Sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hyaluronate belongs to a class of drugs called viscosupplementation agents. It works by replacing the natural lubricating and shock-absorbing properties of the joint fluid. NeoVisc can be used as part of a physiotherapy treatment plan. This drug is usually given when other arthritis medications have not been effective.
We currently offer the brand NeoVisc 30mg/2ml (3 x 2 ml) and NeoVisc One 60mg/4ml Prefilled syringes from Canada manufactured by Aralez Pharma. The generic version is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while receiving NeoVisc. The most common side effects of NeoVisc may include the following:
• Injection site pain or swelling;
• Stomach pain;
• Trouble walking;
• Warmth, redness, or bruising of the injection site
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Severe pain or swelling around the knee after the injection
These are not all of the side effects of NeoVisc. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not receive NeoVisc if you are allergic to Sodium hyaluronate or any ingredient in NeoVisc. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a skin infection in the area of the injection site;
• Have an active synovitis;
• Have blood clots or circulation problems in your legs
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between NeoVisc and other medicines, especially disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium salts. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if NeoVisc will harm a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Sodium hyaluronate passes into breast milk and if it may harm a nursing infant. Use NeoVisc precisely as prescribed by your doctor. NeoVisc is an injection to be administered by your doctor. You may need further treatment after the first administration of NeoVisc for maximum benefits. You can continue your routine daily activities for the first 24 hours after receiving the NeoVisc injection but avoid overusing the treated joint. The syringe is single-use and should be discarded immediately after use. Reusing the syringe can lead to illness, infection, or serious injury. Store below 250C.