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EUFLEXXA® (1% sodium hyaluronate) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis. It is used for patients who do not get enough relief from simple pain medications such as acetaminophen or from exercise and physical therapy.
EUFLEXXA® is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
Prior to treatment remove joint effusion (use separate syringe), if present. Inject EUFLEXXA® 2mL (full syringe contents) intra-articularly in each affected knee weekly for 3 weeks. Use separate syringes for each knee.
Do not take this product if you have had any previous allergic reaction to EUFLEXXA® or hyaluronan products.
You should not have EUFLEXXA® injected into the knee if you have a knee joint infection or skin diseases or infections around the injection site.
EUFLEXXA® has not been tested in pregnant women, women who are nursing or in children less than 18 years of age. After you receive your EUFLEXXA® injection you should avoid physical activities for 48 hours such as jogging, tennis, heavy lifting, or standing on your feet for a long time (more than one hour at a time).
The most common adverse events related to EUFLEXXA® injections were joint pain, back pain, limb pain, muscle pain, and joint swelling.