Specialty Pharmacy Reimbursement
Synvisc-One® and SYNVISC® may be obtained at no cost to your practice through a specialty pharmacy for your patients with commercial insurance. Specialty pharmacy providers (SPPs) dispense specialty pharmaceuticals and biologics, and offer benefits to your patients and your practice, including:
- Billing and reimbursement support
- Product inventory and delivery
- Disease state information and clinical support services for your patients
Using an SPP allows you to focus on patient care by eliminating the financial risk that carrying inventory for your commercial patients can pose.
Find state-by-state reimbursement coverage information here.
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SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) and SYNVISC-ONE® (hylan G-F 20) are indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative nonpharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Important Safety Information
SYNVISC and SYNVISC-ONE are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to hyaluronan products or patients with infections in or around the target knee. Hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reaction, anaphylactic shock and angioedema have been reported for both SYNVISC and SYNVISC-ONE.
Do not concomitantly use disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium salts for skin preparation because hyaluronan can precipitate in their presence. Do not inject SYNVISC or SYNVISC-ONE extra-articularly, into the synovial tissues, into the fat pad or joint capsule, or intravascularly. Some cases of skin necrosis have been reported after intra-articular use of hyaluronic acid. Patients should be instructed to contact their treating physician if signs of skin disorder (such as change of color or open sores) appear.
The safety and efficacy of SYNVISC-ONE in locations other than the knee, or for conditions other than osteoarthritis, or in combination with other intra-articular injectables, or in severely inflamed knee joints have not been established. Use caution when injecting SYNVISC or SYNVISC-ONE in patients allergic to avian proteins, feathers, or egg products; who have evidence of lymphatic or venous stasis in the leg to be treated; or who have severe inflammation in the knee to be treated. Remove any synovial fluid or effusion before injecting SYNVISC or SYNVISC-ONE. Strict adherence to aseptic technique must be followed to avoid joint infection. The safety and effectiveness of SYNVISC and SYNVISC-ONE have not been established in children (≤21 years old) or in pregnant or lactating women. Patients should be advised to avoid strenuous or prolonged weight-bearing activities for approximately 48 hours after treatment.
In clinical trials, the most commonly reported adverse events were transient pain, swelling, and/or joint effusion in the injected knee. The following reported adverse events are among those that may occur in association with intra-articular injections, including SYNVISC: arthralgia, joint stiffness, joint effusion, joint swelling, joint warmth, injection site pain, arthritis, arthropathy, and gait disturbance.
The most commonly reported adverse events were arthralgia, arthritis, arthropathy, injection site pain, and joint effusion. The following reported adverse events are among those that may occur in association with intra-articular injections, including SYNVISC-ONE: arthralgia, joint stiffness, joint effusion, joint swelling, joint warmth, injection site pain, arthritis, arthropathy, and gait disturbance.
SYNVISC [prescribing information]. Cambridge, MA: Genzyme Corporation.
SYNVISC-ONE [prescribing information]. Cambridge, MA: Genzyme Corporation.
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