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Gelfoam (Absorbable Gelatin )

Drug Type Gelfoam 4/ box PfizerCanadaSponge Size 12.71$98.00
Drug Type Gelfoam 6/ box PfizerCanadaSponge Size 1001$229.00

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Gelfoam Information:

Gelfoam (Generic name: Absorbable Gelatin) is a pliable, porous product used to treat open wounds and bleeding areas. By its porous properties, Gelfoam is able to absorb many times its own weight in blood and other liquids. Gelfoam is created from sterilized pig skin gelatin granules, and can be used in two forms: a sterile, non-fraying sponge, or a heat-sterilized dry powder. The fine, dry powder is prepared by milling absorbable gelatin sponge. While it is unknown exactly how Gelfoam effectively stops seepage, it is believed that it is caused by a physical reaction rather than as a result of altering the body's ability to clot.

Gelfoam Side Effects:

The most common Gelfoam side effects are constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as fast heartbeat, fever, glaucoma, jaundice, mental/mood changes, seizures, urination problems, or symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., difficult breathing; hives; itching; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.

Gelfoam Precautions:

Use only the minimum amount of Gelfoam sterile sponge needed for hemostasis. Remove any excess after the bleeding stops. Gelfoam should not be used for controlling postpartum hemorrhaging or menorrhagia. It has been demonstrated that fragments of another hemostatic agent, microfibrillar collagen, pass through the 40μ transfusion filters of blood scavenging systems. Gelfoam should not be used in conjunction with autologous blood salvage circuits. The safety of this has not been proven in controlled clinical trials. As a precaution, Gelfoam should not be used in conjunction with such adhesives, as microfibrillar collagen has been reported to reduce the strength of methylmethacrylate adhesives used to attach prosthetic devices to bone surfaces Gelfoam is not recommended for the primary treatment of coagulation disorders. It is not recommended that Gelfoam be saturated with an antibiotic solution or dusted with antibiotic powder. Any excess Gelfoam should be gently removed.

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