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Synvisc - A painfree world of Osteoarthritis Patients

Say Good Bye to Osteoarthritis joint pain with Synvisc. Synvisc is a hyaluronate sodium derivative which is similar to synovial fluidthat our body naturally secretes in joints. This lubricant substance help joints function properly and is a great shock absorber. When Synvisc is injected in joints, it will relieve the joint pain. It is an intra-articular (into the joint) injection. It should be given under the doctor's supervision.

Adults should be given 16 milligrams (mg) once a week (one week apart) for a total of three injections. For children the dose is determined by the doctor. You should not do any strenuous activities for the first 48 hours. You should avoid the activities that involve exertion of your legs like jogging, heavy lifting, playing tennis, or standing for a long period of time. You should store this medicine below 86 degree F.

Synvisc (hylan G-F 20)is an injectable fluid used to cure osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis in which the joints of the body degenerate and become painful and stiff. It is injected into the knee to restore the lubricating properties of knee. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective covering on the ends of the knee joints wears down. Synvisc is a hyaluronate sodium derivative which is similar to synovial fluid that is naturally secreted in our body. It is biologically similar to hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is a component of synovial fluid which is responsible for its viscoelasticity.  It is advisable not to inject intravascular. Synvisc should not be used if there is a large intra-articular effusion. It should not be tested on pregnant women and children less than 18 years of age. It should not be given to patients of hypersensitivity. It supplements the synovial fluid that is naturally secreted by our body which plays an important role in proper functioning of knee and is a shock absorber.  Synvisc was FDA approved on 08/08/97.  Synvisc injections are given once a week, 7 days apart, over a 15-day period, for a total of three injections. It is a treatment or therapy and not a drug.

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