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GELFOAM SIZE 12

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  • SKU: SU2925
  • Manufactured by: PFIZER CONSUMER HEALTCARE

Description

GELFOAM SIZE 12
GelfoamĀ®
absorbable gelatin
compressed sponge, USP
DESCRIPTION
GELFOAM Sterile Compressed Sponge is a medical device intended for application to
bleeding surfaces as a hemostatic. It is a water-insoluble, off-white, nonelastic, porous,
pliable product prepared from purified porcine skin, Gelatin USP Granules and Water for
Injection, USP. It may be cut without fraying and is able to absorb and hold within its
interstices, many times its weight of blood and other fluids.
ACTIONS
GELFOAM Sterile Compressed Sponge has hemostatic properties. While its mode of
action is not fully understood, its effect appears to be more physical than the result of
altering the blood clotting mechanism.
When not used in excessive amounts, GELFOAM is absorbed completely, with little
tissue reaction. This absorption is dependent on several factors, including the amount
used, degree of saturation with blood or other fluids, and the site of use. When placed in
soft tissues, GELFOAM is usually absorbed completely within four to six weeks,
without inducing excessive scar tissue. When applied to bleeding nasal, rectal, or
vaginal mucosa, it liquefies within two to five days.




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