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Gelfoam

Gelfoam®
absorbable gelatin powder
(absorbable gelatin powder from absorbable gelatin sponge, USP)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

GELFOAM 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 pork Skin Gelatin USP Granules and Water for Injection, USPand is able to absorb and hold within its interstices, many times its weight of blood and other fluids. GELFOAM Sterile Powder is a fine, dry, heat-sterilized light powder prepared by milling absorbable gelatin sponge.

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

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