Gelfoam Dental Sponge

Last updated on RxList: 8/15/2019
Gelfoam Dental Sponge Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 8/15/2019

Gelfoam Dental Sponge (absorbable gelatin dental sponge) is a medical device indicated in oral and dental surgery as an aid in providing hemostasis. Common side effects of Gelfoam Dental Sponge include: 

When used dry, Gelfoam Dental Sponges, cut to desired size, are rolled between the fingers and lightly compressed to the approximate diameter of the cavity or socket to be filled. Following insertion of the rolled pack, light finger pressure should be applied for one or two minutes. Gelfoam Dental Sponge may interact with other drugs or topical agents. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving Gelfoam Dental Sponge.

Our Gelfoam (absorbable gelatin dental sponge) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Although sterile, GELFOAM Dental Sponges may form a nidus of infection and abscess.

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