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Supartz (injection)

Generic name: sodium hyaluronate (injection) [SO-dee-um-HYE-al-yoo-RON-ate]
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Drug class: Viscosupplementation agents

What is Supartz?

Supartz is like the fluid that covers joints in your body. Supartz acts as a lubricant as well as a shock absorber for joints. Supartz is a treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Supartz is typically prescribed in situations where other arthritis treatments haven't been successful.

Side effects Of Supartz

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Supartz may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • significant swelling or pain around the knee following the injection.

Common adverse effects of Supartz include:

  • Redness, warmth, pain, or stiffness or a puffiness in the area where the medication was injected;
  • Nausea, stomach pain;
  • Problems walking;
  • Swelling of your feet or hands
  • Lower back pain, joint pain, muscle pain;
  • Sensation of tingling or numbness;
  • Headache, dizziness, or
  • Runny or stuffy nose or sneezing sore throat.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Aspirin, prednisone, ibuprofen, meloxicam, naproxen, and Cymbalta


It is not recommended to take Supartz in the event of any inflammation on your knees or on the knee's skin.

Before you start taking this medicine

You shouldn't take Supartz if you are allergic to it or if you suffer from inflammation within your knee or the knee's skin.

Supartz is not a product that is approved to be used by anyone younger than 21 years old.

Speak to your doctor if you've ever had:

  • blood clots or circulation issues in your legs.
  • an allergy to feathers, birds, or egg products.

It isn't known if Supartz could harm a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting. It might not be safe to breastfeed your baby while you're taking this medication. Consult your physician about any possible risks.

How did Supartz get his name?

Supartz is injected directly into the knee joint. A doctor will administer the injection. Supartz is typically given once a week for between 3 and 5 weeks. Follow the doctor's instructions for dosage with care. To reduce swelling and pain. Your doctor might suggest resting your knee or using ice to reduce swelling for a brief period after the injection. Check all information about your patient, such as medication guides and instruction sheets, that you receive. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any concerns. Consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Consult your physician for further instructions. If you do not make an appointment to get your Supartz,

What happens if I overdose?

Because this medication is administered by a medical specialist in a medical setting, the risk of overdose is less likely to occur.

Avoid this

At least for the first 48 hours following your injection, you should avoid jogging or engaging in strenuous activities, as well as high-impact sports such as tennis or soccer. Beware of weight-bearing activities and staying in a position for more than one hour at a time. Discuss with your doctor the length of time you have to be allowed to pause these activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications may interact with Supartz, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all the medications you currently use and any medications you begin or stop taking.