Hyalgan is a prescription medicine that is similar to the synovial fluid that protects your joints by acting as a lubricant and shock-absorber. Hyalgan is used to relieve oseteoarthritical pain.
Hyalgan injections are administered in clinical setting, so no storage is required.
Before taking this medication, notify your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding as Hyalgan may be harmful to an unborn child or breastfeeding child.
Avoid any activities that may induce stress to your medicated joints for the first forty-eight hours after taking the injection. This includes jogging, lifting weights, stair-climbing, and horseback riding.
Hyalgan is administered via injection by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting.
You should not receive a Hyalgan injection if you have a topical knee infection or an infection inside your knee joint. If you are allergic to eggs, birds, or bird products, notify your doctor before taking Hyalgan.
Severe side effects may include an allergic reaction. If you experience an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention.
Common side effects include: pain or swelling at injection site; joint pain; headache; numbness or tingly feeing; skin irritation; or knee pain or tenderness.