What is/are Hylan G-F 20?
Hylan G-F 20 is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in your body. This fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints. Hylan G-F 20 is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Hylan G-F 20 is usually given after other arthritis medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
Hylan G-F 20 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have severe pain or swelling around the knee after the injection.
Less serious side effects may include:
- warmth, pain, stiffness, swelling, or puffiness where the medicine was injected;
- muscle pain, trouble walking;
- fever, chills, nausea;
- numbness or tingly feeling;
- headache, dizziness;
- tired feeling; or
- itching or skin irritation around the knee.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.