Supartz is used to treat chronic knee pain in patients who are suffering from osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. The generic name of this drug is Sodium Hyaluronate. Doctors usually prescribe this treatment for patients who do not respond well to other osteoarthritis medications. Supartz is a prescription-based drug. This means you should not buy Supartz without first consulting a doctor. The medicine is administered via an injection.
The main ingredient present in this medicine, Hyaluronate, is quite similar to the natural fluid found in the vicinity of our joints. Just like the natural-occurring fluid, Hyaluronate (sometimes also referred to as Hyaluronan) acts as a shock absorber and lubricant.
Supartz provides relief from chronic knee pain in cases where other arthritis medicines or therapies fail to provide desired results. Another distinct advantage of this treatment is that unlike many other drugs, Supartz rarely, if ever, causes any serious side effects.
This medicine works by providing the joints with Sodium Hyaluronate, a highly concentrated form of the natural fluids found in our joints. This liquid lubricates the joints and also acts as a shock absorber, reducing chronic joint pain and improving the functionality of the patient’s joints.
The dosage depends on your condition, medical history, and response to treatment. The recommended starting dosage is one injection of Supartz a week for 4 weeks. After this, your doctor may or may not administer another cycle of Sodium Hyaluronate depending on your response to treatment.
Osteoarthritis patients who are allergic to Sodium Hyaluronate or any other active/inactive ingredients present in the formulation should not buy Supartz. To ensure that the treatment is safe for you, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have blood circulation problems or blood clots. Before you start using Supartz, tell your doctor if you are allergic to birds, egg products, or feathers.
The safety and efficacy of Supartz in pregnant and breastfeeding women is yet to be established. If you are pregnant or nursing a child, do not use this drug unless told to do so by a doctor.
Some patients who use Supartz may experience some side effects. In most cases, the side effects of this drug are mild and dissipate on their own within a few days. You are most likely to experience itching, redness, or a mild rash at the injection site. In addition to these, other mild and temporary side effects of Supartz are – mild nausea, headache, stomach ache, tingly feeling or numbness, sore throat, or a stuffy nose.
Consult your doctor if you experience any of the following uncommon but serious side effects: severe swelling/pain at the injection site, excessive sweating, abnormally fast heart rate, chills, or mental/mood swings such as confusion or anxiety.
Some drugs, including over-the-counter and herbal medicines, may interact with Supartz. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking. Also follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to reduce the risk of negative effects of the treatment.
Each 2.5ml pre-filled injection of this drug contains the following: