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What is hyalgan?

What is hyalgan?

Very expensive oil..: The inside of every joint in your body contains some lubricating fluid--equivalent to oil for you car. This fluid composes of various protein/collagen substances giving it cushioning/lubricating property. In some case of arthritis, this fluid is low and grinding from daily activities can cause inflammation/pain. Hyalgan is a 'replica" of this fluid and injection in to joint can help some patients. ...Read more

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What is hyalgan for?

What is hyalgan for?

Knee lubrication: Hyaluronic acud (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe... ...Read more

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What is hyalgan used for?

What is hyalgan used for?

Osteoarthritic joint: Hyalgan is a viscose fluid with Hyaluronate a natural substance found in joint fluid. It can be injected into arthritic joints to help lubricate and cushion typically knee joints that are painful. It can be injected in a series of 5 injections given once a week. Candidates usually fail antiinflammatories prior to injections. Other joints that can be injected:ankles, hips, and the great toe join. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being treated with hyalgan?

Can you tell me about being treated with hyalgan?

See details: It is a material injected into the knee to reduce osteoarthritic pain. It is called a lubricant but actually it probably works by other mechanisms. For moderate arthritis, it provides reasonably good results about 80% of the time. These improvements last about 6 months. I prefer other types of these injectables as Hyalgan requires 3-5 injections and others require only one injection. ...Read more

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What is hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

What is hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

Knee lubrication: Hyaluronic acud (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe... ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hyalgan?

Rare inflammation: Hyalgan and its cousin viscosupplementation medications have very minimal side effects. Rarely a significant inflammation can occur that looks like a knee infection (most reported with brand synvisc). Otherwise minor discomfort after the injection is all you should experience. ...Read more

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Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

Improved pain: Benefit: temporizing measure to improve pain in arthritic knees

side effect: occasional "allergic" reaction, recurring pain requiring additional injections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between euflexxa vs hyalgan?

# of injections: Hyalgan was the original viscosupplements. The major difference is that Hyalgan requires 5 injections and euflexxa only requires 3. ...Read more

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If I had 3 shot of hyalgan in 2.5 weeks and it didn't help will euflexxa help me?

Doubtful: I doubt it would work if Hyalgan didn't. Overall the efficacy of these preparations is modest at best. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what are hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what are hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

See details: These are injections used to treat osteoarthritis of the knees. It is injected directly into the knee weekly for 3-5 weeks. ...Read more

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How effective is the hyalgan treatment?

How effective is the hyalgan treatment?

Reseanably effective: Hyalgan and other viscosupplements provide good improvement for osteoarthritis of the knee in about 80% of cases. If the arthritis is very advanced it is much less likely to help. ...Read more

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Can I take steroids after hyalgan shots?

Can I take steroids after hyalgan shots?

Yes: There is no problem taking oral steroids after receiving hyalgan. What I would not recommend is having steroid injections into the same joints that just received hyalgan. ...Read more

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How does hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) med?

How does hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) med?

Similar: The two medicines are both considered viscosupplementation. They are injected for mild-moderate arthritis to improve the lubrication of the joint, more normally recreate the viscosity of knee joint fluid, and hydrate the remaining cartilage. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be given in a one time dose or 3 doses separated by a week each. Hyalgan, euflexxa, orthovisc, supartz are given in multiple doses (3-5). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

See details: They are equally effective. Hyalgan usually requires 3-5 injections while Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be given as a single injection. ...Read more

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If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?

If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?

Unlikely: These are all similar treatments. If you failed one the others are unlikely to work. 4 injections of Hyalgan is an unusual number. Did you complete the recommended treatment? ...Read more

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The va wants to switch me from hyagan (which I have been getting for 4yrs) to suparts. They say suparts is thicker and more painful. Is that true?

The va wants to switch me from hyagan (which I have been getting for 4yrs) to suparts. They say suparts is thicker and more painful. Is that true?

Not much difference: Both Hyalgan and supartz (hyaluronic acid) are considered "visco-supplementation" injections. Both work the same way, with similar formulation (molecular weight) of the medications.
I would not expect you, as the patient, to notice any difference as far as pain from the injection. I have seen excellent results from supartz (hyaluronic acid) over many years of use. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Not enough info.: Recommend you go over your medication regimen (to include supplements, vitamins, herbs, prescription medications, over the counter medications, caffeine and alcohol use) with your physician. ...Read more

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