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Synvisc (Hylan GF 20)

Drug:Synvisc One
Dosage:1 syr/6 ml
3 syringes (2ml)


Synvisc (Hylan GF 20, or Hyaluronic Acid) is prescription medication used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) for adults who are 21 years or older. Hylan GF 20 is a viscosupplement injection that supplements the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint, and can provide pain relief and protect cartilage against certain damage. Synvisc injection is usually given after other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Synvisc is a pill-free treatment that is injected directly into the knee. It should be done in your doctor’s office or by a healthcare provider.

"No prescription required for Canadian customers."
"Prescription required for orders placed from the USA”

Manufacturer Information

We now supply brand Synvisc Canadian Packaging and Synvisc-one Canadian Packaging manufactured by Genzyme. Synvisc comes in 3 syringes 2ml packaging and Synvisc-one comes in 1 syring 6ml packaging. Both treatments can provide up to 6 months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief. Generic Synvisc injection is currently unavailable.

Side Effects

Synvis is generally well tolerated; however, it may not work for everyone. The most common side effects of Synvisc knee injection include:
• Heart, pain, redness, swelling, and fluid buildup in or around the knee;
• Fever;
• Headache;
• Nausea;
• Rash;

If you suffer any serious allergic side effects such as difficult breathing, hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Customer Precautions

Do not use Synvisc if you are allergic to Hylan GF 20 or hyaluronan any ingredient in this medication. To make sure Synvisc is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have had:
• Any allergies to birds, egg products, or feathers;
• Blood clots or circulation problems in your legs;

It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities or high-impact sports for approximately 48 hours following each injection. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements. This may cause a serious or fatal drug interaction. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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