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Here are some answers to common questions about ZILRETTA® (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension).
ZILRETTA® (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension) is an extended-release corticosteroid approved to manage osteoarthritis knee pain. It is not intended for repeat use.
ZILRETTA is for people who have osteoarthritis of the knee and need help managing pain. Only a healthcare provider can tell you if ZILRETTA is right for you.
You should not receive a ZILRETTA injection if you are allergic to corticosteroids, triamcinolone acetonide, or any other component of the product. Rare, but serious, allergic reactions have occurred in people with sensitivity to corticosteroids.
In the main clinical trial, ZILRETTA was shown to reduce knee pain for 12 weeks.
View the video to see how ZILRETTA microspheres continually release medicine in your knee for about 3 months.
In clinical studies, ZILRETTA was shown to be generally safe.
2% of patients in the clinical trial who received ZILRETTA experienced:
- a sinus infection
3% of patients experienced joint swelling.
Other common side effects included:
- joint pain
- back pain
- sore throat
Other rare side effects are possible.
ZILRETTA is most commonly administered by an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist.
You should contact a healthcare provider if your knee pain is causing you any problems getting through your day or night. They wouldn’t want you to suffer, and could tell you what treatment options may be right for you.
Don’t wait longer than you should. Listen to your body. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your options. They may have busy schedules, and it could take time to get an appointment—better to call sooner rather than later so that you can get help when you need it.
Treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain is not only for special occasions or upcoming events. Its purpose is to provide pain relief. Don’t wait to ask for help—the time to treat your pain is when it hurts!
Good news! ZILRETTA is covered under Medicare Part B. The majority of private health insurance plans also cover ZILRETTA.
Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if ZILRETTA is covered for you.