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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
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ORTHOVISC is a safe treatment for the condition of osteoarthritis. ORTHOVISC is injected directly into the patient's knee by a doctor to improve the lubrication of the joint and to provide pain relief.We offer highly competitive pricing on ORTHOVISC with free shipping on all orders. Ask about quantity discount pricing when ordering ORTHOVISC. ORTHOVISCr is a viscous (thick) sterile mixture made from highly purified hyaluronan dissolved in saline. Hyaluronan is a natural chemical found in the joint fluid of your body. The body's own hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint. It is needed for the joint to work properly. ORTHOVISCr is ultra-pure hyaluronan, which contains no buffers or preservatives. ORTHOVISCr contains the highest concentration of hyaluronan available per injection.
Orthovisc is injected directly into the knee, where Orthovisc may help restore the cushioning properties of your joint fluid. Orthovisc can provide up to six months of relief from knee pain. Orthovisc is given as an injection. Your doctor will inject Orthovisc into your knee once a week, for a total of three or four injections. This Orthovisc injection can usually be done right in the doctor's office.
All Injections must be injected by a practitioner who has medical and specialist training. The practitioner must be medically qualified.
Hyaluronan is a high molecular weight polysaccharide composed of repeating disaccharide units of sodium glucuronate and N-acetylglucosamine.
Each syringe contains the following in a 2 ml dose sterile-filled into a syringe: Hyaluronan 30 mg , Sodium Chloride 18 mg, Water for Injection q.s. up to 2.0 ml
ORTHOVISCr does not contain any synthetic additives.
You should not take Orthovisc if you are allergic to hyaluronate products. You should not take Orthovisc if you are allergic to products from birds (poultry, feathers, eggs, etc.). If you are injected with Orthovisc and are allergic to bird products, you could develop an allergic reaction to the injections. You should not have an Orthovisc injection into the knee if you have infections or skin diseases around the injection site.