Orthovisc (Thread 219572)

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Diane Says:

Is there gluten in Orthovisc injectable?

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David Says:

Hi Diane,

From what I was able to gather, the product labeling does not list their inactive ingredients (which may or may not include gluten). Further administration precautions note the following:

"Orthovisc Precautions:
Before using hyaluronate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to bird proteins, feathers, or egg products; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex found in the rubber syringe cap of some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details."

Since the product labeling is very vague, I think it would be best to just follow those guidelines and contact your local pharmacy for more info.

I hope this helps!

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Lauren Says:

No, there is no gluten in an Orthovisc injection. It has 2 ingredients: hyaluronic acid and sodium chloride. It is not avian based so it does not matter if you have an allergy to poultry, eggs, feathers, etc., you can still use it. Orthovisc does not contain latex either. Is this product you purchased from Canada? If you did, and did not purchase it directly from DePuy Mitek, the sole distributor for Anika, there is no guarantee what is in the syringes. I would contact your physician, as this is a side effect I have never heard of before.

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