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Monovisc (Sodium Hyaluronate)and/or alternatives
Monovisc Injection 22mg/mL from $263.00 USD/packMonovisc Injection 22mg/mL
Manufactured by: Anika Therapeutics
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General Information on Monovisc
Monovisc is a medication indicated for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The generic name for this drug is sodium hyaluronate.
Monovisc is a non-pyrogenic and sterile sodium hyaluronate solution that has been chemically cross linked in order to treat the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis. It is produced from high molecular weight and pure sodium hyaluronate derived from bacterial fermentation. This drug works by providing the joints with the mechanical support and lubrication that is lost as a result of osteoporosis. It is suitable for treating the symptoms of some other joint dysfunctions as well.
You may buy Monovisc as a replacement for vital synovial fluid in the joints of the human body, or a viscoelastic supplement. The elasticity and viscosity of synovial fluid in the joints reduces as a result of osteoporosis. This reduces the ability of the fluid to absorb shocks and lubricate the joint.
Side effects of Monovisc
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced substance and is found in the body tissues. Monovisc has been tested thoroughly to ensure that high quality standards are maintained. Sodium hyaluronate is an anti-inflammatory substance, and hence the risk of an inflammations occurring as side effects to this substance are non-existent.
On the other hand, an adverse reaction may occur as a result of the injection. There may be a mild to moderate swelling or discomfort in the area where Monovisc was injected. These mild side effects are transient and disappear on their own. Nevertheless, you must inform your doctor if you notice these side effects turning worse or continuing for an unusually long time. Other mild side effects that may result due to injection of Monovisc include the following:
- Stiffness, warmth, puffiness or pain in the area where Monovisc was injected
- Stomach pain or nausea
- Numbness or tingling
- Back pain
- Tiredness, fatigue
- Itching or irritation in the skin around knees
- Heavy feeling
- Cold symptoms, like sore throat, sneezing and stuffy nose
In rare case, there may be bleeding or skin infections around the area where Monovisc was injected. Once again, this occurs mainly due to the procedure of injecting medications directly into the joints. If you notice these symptoms, you must inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Dosage of Monovisc
You may buy Monovisc as a sterile and viscoelastic preparation stored in a disposable, sterile glass syringe. Each syringe holds 0.4mL of the medication, which is dissolved in a phosphate buffered saline.
Monovisc is injected into the joints through a disposable, sterile hypodermic needle. You may not be able to take this medication if you suffer from any blood circulation problems or blood clot problems in your legs. The injection itself will be administered by an appropriate healthcare professional.
Before you take Monovisc, you must talk to your doctor about its safety for your particular condition. Do not apply the medication by yourself. You must also inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking before Monovisc is injected.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.