Indications For Use
VISCO-3 Sodium Hyaluronate is indicated for the treatment of pain in
osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond
adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple
analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.
Important Safety Information
Before using VISCO-3 Sodium Hyaluronate, ask your patients if they
are allergic to hyaluronan products, or products from birds such as
feathers, eggs, and poultry. Do not administer to patients with known
hypersensitivity to sodium hyaluronate preparations. Use caution when
injecting VISCO-3 Sodium Hyaluronate into patients who are allergic to
avian proteins, feathers and egg products. VISCO-3 Sodium Hyaluronate
is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other
qualified health care professional. VISCO-3 Sodium Hyaluronate
injection should not be used in the presence of a skin disease or
infection around the area where the injection will be given. VISCO-3
Sodium Hyaluronate has not been tested to show pain relief in joints
other than the knee and for conditions other than OA. VISCO-3 Sodium
Hyaluronate has not been tested in patients who are pregnant, mothers
who are nursing, or anyone under the age of 21. Strenuous or
pro-longed weight-bearing activities after treatment are not
recommended. The effectiveness of repeat treatment cycles of VISCO-3
Sodium Hyaluronate has not been established. The side effects most
commonly seen after injection of VISCO-3 Sodium Hyaluronate in the
clinical trial were knee pain, swelling, and/or fluid build-up around
the knee. These reactions are generally mild and do not last long.
Other conditions, including but not limited to skin redness and rash,
knee stiffness were also reported. For complete instructions for use,
see the package insert and visit www.zimmerbiomet.com.
This material is intended for US Health Care Professionals.
VISCO-3™ is a trademark of Seikagaku Corporation.