ORTHOVISC® is proven safe and effective for patients who do not get adequate pain relief from simple pain relievers like acetaminophenAcetaminophen
A drug used to relieve pain and fever or from exercise and physical therapy. ORTHOVISC® is not for use in people with infections or skin diseases in the knee area.
Unlike some other viscosupplementation options, the hyaluronic acidHyaluronic Acid
A substance injected into a knee with osteoarthritis. Serves to restore lubrication and shock absorbing capabilities that have been depleted due to the disease of osteoarthritis. used in ORTHOVISC® does not come from avianAvian
Derived from birds sources. This means that it will not cause a reaction in patients who suffer from avian allergies such as poultry, feather or egg allergies. If you do have any known allergies, consult with your healthcare professional to determine if ORTHOVISC® is right for you.
Common ORTHOVISC® side effects include joint pain, back pain, headaches, and pain or redness at the injection site. If any symptoms or other problems occur, report them to your doctor.