2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate

Reviewed on 9/17/2021

Brand Name and Other Names: Dermabond

Generic Name: 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate

Drug Class: Women's Health, Herbals

What Is 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate Used For and How Does it Work?

2-octyl cyanoacrylate is used as a topical skin adhesive to hold closed easily approximated skin edges of wounds.

2-octyl cyanoacrylate is available under the following different brand names: Dermabond.

What Are the Dosages of 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate?

Dosages of 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Prefilled Applicator

  • Topical liquid adhesive available in boxes of 6 or 12

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Topical Skin Adhesive

  • Indicated for topical application to hold closed easily approximated skin edges of wounds
  • It may be used for surgical incisions (including punctures from minimally invasive surgery) and trauma-induced lacerations, not under tension, that is simple and thoroughly cleansed
  • It may be used with, but not in place of, deep dermal stitches
  • Apply in multiple thin layers to approximated wound edges, with the wound in a horizontal position

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate?

Side effects of 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate include:

  • Redness
  • Wound comes apart with the need for retreatment
  • Fluid retention (edema)
  • Pain
  • Suspected infection
  • Warmth

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate?

Warnings

  • This medication contains 2-octyl cyanoacrylate. Do not take Dermabond if you are allergic to 2-octyl cyanoacrylate or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Wounds with active infection, gangrene, or decubitus etiology
  • Use on the eye, mucosal surfaces, skin exposed to body fluids, or skin with dense hair
  • Hypersensitivity to cyanoacrylate or formaldehyde

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate?"

Cautions

  • Use only on wounds that have been cleaned and debrided; do not use on moist wounds
  • Do not use on high-tension areas (knuckles, elbows, etc.)

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • No studies were found on the use of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/dermabond-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-topical-343536

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