Orthovisc is a medication used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. Orthovisc contains sodium hyaluronate and comes in a syringe form to be injected by a trained healthcare provider. Orthovisc is usually given after other arthritis medications have been unsuccessfully tried. Sodium hyaluronate is a fluid that works as a lubricant and shock absorber for your knee joint allowing you to move more smoothly, lessening your pain.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Orthovisc:
If you have any of the following side effects of Orthovisc, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Orthovisc?
If you miss a dose of Orthovisc, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
Who should administer Orthovisc?
Orthovisc should be given by a trained healthcare provider.