What is a Generic Drug?

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.

Monovisc

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Brand

Monovisc

Prescription Required

Strength
Qty
22mg/4ml

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Monovisc injection is a product intended to be administered by a healthcare provider during a visit to the clinic. It is not available for prescription to the general public. Speak with your doctor before ordering Monovisc to ensure it is used safely.

    Monovisc is used to treat pain in people who have osteoarthritis (OA). It is injected into the knee and can be used after other, less invasive treatments have failed.

    Directions

    Monovisc should be administered in-office by a trained healthcare professional. Do not attempt to administer Monovisc on your own without assistance from a healthcare professional.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Monovisc is high molecular weight hyaluronan.

    Interactions

    There are no significant drug-drug interactions with Monovisc. 

    Cautions

    Avoid strenuous weight-bearing activities for at least 48 hours after the Monovisc injection.

    The safety of Monovisc in pregnant mothers is unknown.

    The safety of Monovisc in breastfeeding mothers is unknown.

    Monovisc should not be used in patients younger than 21 years of age. 

    Side Effects

    Monovisc side effects may include:

    • Arthralgia
    • Chills
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Hives
    • Injection site pain
    • Itching
    • Joint effusion
    • Joint swelling
    • Malaise
    • Muscle cramps
    • Nausea
    • Peripheral edema
    • Rash

    Buy Monovisc from Canada Pharmacy.

    References

    Monovisc [package insert]. Bedford, MA: Anika; n.d.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 11335

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