Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Allergies: The safe use of this medication has not been established for people who are allergic to products from birds, such as feathers, eggs, and poultry. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of these products.
Joint protection: For a few days after the injection, avoid activities that may aggravate the joint. This includes jogging, tennis, heavy lifting, or standing for a long time. Consult your doctor before restarting these activities.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under the age of 18.