May 25, 2017
A A A

Gelfoam Dental Sponge

Gelfoam®
absorbable gelatin sponge, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

GELFOAM Dental Sponges are small, sterile, surgical sponges prepared from specially treated and purified gelatin solution which is beaten to desired porosity, dried, sectioned, packaged, sealed, and sterilized by dry heat. GELFOAM is pliable, and is capable of absorbing and holding within its meshes many times its weight in whole blood. It is used as a hemostatic device.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/13/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


WebMD Oral Health

Get tips for a healthy mouth.

Health Resources
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations