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Hylan G-F 20

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Hylan G-F 20?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this arthritis treatment if you have:
  • A swollen leg, ankle, or foot
  • An infection in or around the knee
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Hylan G-F 20 to learn more, including information on who should not use the product.)

How Does the Product Work?

Healthy joints contain a fluid (known as synovial fluid) that works like a cushion and lubricant for the joint. In people with osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid may break down, becoming thinner and less able to protect the joint.
Hylan G-F 20 contains a mixture of hylan A and hylan B, two substances made from sodium hyaluronate, a natural product obtained from chicken combs. Hyaluronate is also found in the human body, especially within the joints and the synovial fluid. Injecting hylan G-F 20 into the joint helps provide the cushioning and lubrication lacking in the arthritic joint.
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