What is sodium hyaluronate?
Sodium hyaluronate is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in your body. This fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints.
Sodium hyaluronate is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Sodium hyaluronate is usually given when other arthritis medications have not been effective.
Sodium hyaluronate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not receive a sodium hyaluronate injection if you have an infection in your knee or in the skin around your knee.
Before taking this medicine
You should not receive sodium hyaluronate if you are allergic to it, or if you have an infection in your knee or in the skin around your knee.
Sodium hyaluronate is not approved for use by anyone younger than 21 years old.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
blood clots or circulation problems in your legs; or
an allergy to birds, feathers, or egg products.
It is not known whether sodium hyaluronate will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any