Euflexxa

Euflexxa

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WHAT IS THE EUFLEXXA ?

EUFLEXXA is a gel-like, elastic, sterile product containing natural, highly purified hyaluronan (pronounced hye-a-loo-ROE-nan). Hyaluronan is a
natural substance found in the body. It is present in particularly high amounts in joint tissues and in the fluid that fills the joints. The body’s own hyaluronan
acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint. It is needed for the joint to function properly.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

EUFLEXXA is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (pronounced Os-tee-oh-are-THRY-tis). It is used for patients who do not get enough relief
from simple pain medications such as acetaminophen or from exercise and physical therapy. Osteoarthritis is a condition that involves the wearing down of cartilage (the protective covering on the ends of your bones). In osteoarthritis, there may not be enough or a decrease in the quality of the gel-like substance in the joint and surrounding tissues.

ARE THERE ANY REASONS WHY I SHOULD NOT TAKE EUFLEXXA?

Your doctor will determine if you are not an appropriate candidate for for the medication
• Do not take EUFLEXXA if you have had previous allergic reaction.

Any Side effects I should Look out for

  • Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Limb/Muscle pain
  • Joint swelling

WHAT SHOULD MY DOCTOR WARN ME ABOUT?

• EUFLEXXA has not been tested in pregnant women or women who are nursing. Tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or nursing a child
before agreeing to be injected.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Do not use if the package is open or damaged. Store in the original package at 2º-25ºC (36º-77ºF).
Protect from light. Do not freeze