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BRAND LISTING - Supartz (also marketed as Supartz FX) (Sodium Hyaluronate)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
5 x 2.5mL
Product description medically reviewed by Dr. Ami Patel, PharmD (Apr 16, 2020)

What is Supartz?

Supartz, also marketed as Supartz FX, is an injectable medication that may be prescribed to help relieve knee pain from osteoarthritis. By helping reduce knee osteoarthritis, Supartz can help improve mobility and help people live a healthy, active, productive life.

Sodium hyaluronate, the active ingredient in Supartz (also known as Supartz FX), is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in our bodies. It reduces pain by acting as a lubricant and shock absorber. Research shows that Supartz may reduce pain and improve function both short and long term.

Supartz, known as a viscosupplement, is available in single-use, prefilled syringes with 2.5 mL of medication per syringe. It is often given to patients who have not responded to other treatments such as acetaminophen, exercise, or physical therapy.

After removing the synovial fluid currently in your knee (via a process called arthrocentesis), your doctor will inject Supartz directly into the knee joint space. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the injection process, but some doctors may recommend the use of a local anesthetic when injecting Supartz FX.

Drugs similar to Supartz include:

What is Supartz used for?

Supartz is used to reduce knee pain and make the knee joint more mobile and functional. It is a non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for people with osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis in the knee occurs when the cartilage on the ends of the knee bones wears down over time. This is caused by repetitive motion, wear and tear, and stress on the joint. Symptoms of osteoarthritis typically develop slowly and are most likely to appear after age 40. Those symptoms may include pain during or after movement, tenderness when you touch the joint, stiffness (especially right after you wake up), reduced flexibility, and a grating sensation when you use your knee. Osteoarthritis in the knee can make it hard to stand, walk, or climb stairs, which can significantly affect your quality of life.

What to know before using Supartz

  • Tell your physician about any conditions you have and any medications you take, including non-prescription medication, vitamins, and supplements.

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to hyaluronic acid, birds, feathers, or egg products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Supartz is not recommended for children.

  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had blood clots or circulation problems in your legs.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 48 hours after injection.

  • To reduce swelling, your doctor may recommend you apply ice to your knee for a short time after injecting Supartz.

  • Let your physician know if you experience any side effects while taking Supartz.

  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they become worse.

Possible Supartz side effects

As with all prescription drugs, there are potential side effects of Supartz.Some people may experience:

  • Injection site pain
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache

Supartz FAQs

Do Supartz injections hurt?

Most patients report little to no discomfort during the injection process, but some doctors may recommend the use of a local anesthetic.

How do I use Supartz?

Your doctor may recommend a local anesthetic before using Supartz. Your doctor will inject 2.5mL intra-articularly in each affected knee once weekly for 3 to 5 weeks.

How long does Supartz last?

Relief from Supartz injections can last for one to two years.

What are some additional names Supartz is marketed under?

Supartz is marketed as Supartz FX in the U.S. and as Artzal in some parts of Europe.

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