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Gelfoam Sponge

Gelfoam®
absorbable gelatin sponge, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

GELFOAM Sterile 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 pork 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.

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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