What is Synvisc used for?
Synvisc is used in the treatment of pain in the knee associated with osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joint). It is generally recommended when other treatments and physiotherapy prove ineffective
It works as a supplement to the naturally occurring fluids in the knee to provide lubrication. Sufficient lubrication allows for better movement of the knee joint without causing pain and damage. Hyaluronan based products such as Synvisc have shock absorbing properties that prevent further damage.
Frequently Asked Questions About Synvisc
Before you begin treatment with Synvisc, carefully read and understand the patient information included with the product. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you need any medical advice on this product. When you buy Synvisc online from Your Canada Drug Store, we send it in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Your dose will be injected into the knee by your doctor in a clinical setting. It is injected in the affected joint as a single dose or periodically, if needed. The number of doses required will be determined based on your condition and the result of treatment.
Your doctor may need to perform other procedures in order to prepare the knee for treatment. This can include removing superfluous fluid from the affected knee.
Once you have received your dose, you should avoid strenuous use of your knee joint, including exercise for 48 hours. Call your doctor if your condition worsens, does not improve or results in additional knee pain and swelling in the face tongue or throat.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Pregnant women or women that are nursing may cause health complications in babies. This product has not been tested to show pain relief in other parts of the body.
Synvisc has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Synvisc, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects with Synvisc to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. When you buy Synvisc online, we have a pharmacist that can provide counselling on side effects.
- warmth or swelling of the joints
- bluish color
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- Black, tarry stools
- Pain at the injection site
- bleeding gums
- changes in skin color
- crawling, numbness, burning, itching
- muscle cramps
- unusual weight gain or loss
- Bleeding after defecation
- Difficulty with moving
- pain and stiffness in the joints
- tingling of the hands or feet
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- Redness in the joints
- fluid build up around the knee
- blood in the urine or stools
- uncomfortable swelling around the anus
- Itching of the skin
- swelling of the ankles, feet, or legs
- feeling of warmth
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- trouble breathing
- pain or aching in the lower legs
- rapid weight gain
- sprain in the lower back
- joint infections
- pain, swelling, heat, redness
- skin disease or infection
- tingling feelings such as "pins and needles"
The following drugs are known to interact with Synvisc. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. The interaction may be worth the benefit, or they may take you or one or more of your current drugs.
- benzalkonium chloride topical
- cetylpyridinium topical
The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Synvisc online.
Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Your doctor or pharmacist is the best source of information on how to use this medication and potential health risks that may be associated with it. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.