Name: Orthovisc

Side Effects of Orthovisc

Serious side effects have been reported with Orthovisc. See the “Orthovisc Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Orthovisc include the following:

  • joint pain
  • back pain
  • headache
  • injection site pain

This is not a complete list of Orthovisc side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Orthovisc Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Orthovisc, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Orthovisc and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

The effects of Orthovisc during breastfeeding is unknown.


How is this medicine (Orthovisc) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot into the knee.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.