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What are side effects of hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis?

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Side effects include pain, swelling, skin irritation, and tenderness. These reactions generally are mild and do not last long.

You should not take this product if you have had an allergic reaction to hyaluronan products in the past.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Euflexxa."

National Library of Medicine DailyMed: "Depo Medrol."

Cigna: "Triamcinolone."

Ferring Pharmaceuticals: “Euflexxa Full Prescribing Information.”

Sanofi Aventis: “Hyalgan Full Prescribing Information.”

DePuy: “Orthovisc.”

Smith & Nephew: “Supartz Full Prescribing Information.”

Genzyme Corporation: “Synvisc Full Prescribing Information.”

Genzyme Corporation: “Synvisc-One Full Prescribing Information.”

Pfizer. “Depo Medrol Full Prescribing Information.”

Pfizer: “Depo Medrol Product Information.”

Aristospan Full Prescribing Information.

Gaffney, K. , 1995. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Arroll, B. 2004. BMJ,

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: "Euflexxa."

National Library of Medicine DailyMed: "Depo Medrol."

Cigna: "Triamcinolone."

Ferring Pharmaceuticals: “Euflexxa Full Prescribing Information.”

Sanofi Aventis: “Hyalgan Full Prescribing Information.”

DePuy: “Orthovisc.”

Smith & Nephew: “Supartz Full Prescribing Information.”

Genzyme Corporation: “Synvisc Full Prescribing Information.”

Genzyme Corporation: “Synvisc-One Full Prescribing Information.”

Pfizer. “Depo Medrol Full Prescribing Information.”

Pfizer: “Depo Medrol Product Information.”

Aristospan Full Prescribing Information.

Gaffney, K. , 1995. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Arroll, B. 2004. BMJ,

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 22, 2019

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