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Absorbable collagen (dental)

U.S. BRAND NAMES — CollaCote®; CollaPlug®; CollaTape®

PHARMACOLOGIC CATEGORY
Hemostatic Agent

DOSING: ADULTS — Control of bleeding: Topical: A sufficiently large dressing should be selected so as to completely cover the oral wound

DOSING: PEDIATRIC — Refer to adult dosing.

DOSING: ELDERLY — Refer to adult dosing.

DOSAGE FORMS — Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.

Wound dressing:

3/8″ x 3/4″

3/4″ x 1 1/2″

1″ x 3″

DOSAGE FORMS: CONCISE
Wound dressing:
Generics:
3/8″ x 3/4″
3/4″ x 1 1/2″
1″ x 3″
Brands:
CollaCote®, CollaPlug®, CollaTape®:
3/8″ x 3/4″
3/4″ x 1 1/2″
1″ x 3″

GENERIC EQUIVALENT AVAILABLE — Yes

USE — Hemostatic

ADVERSE REACTIONS SIGNIFICANT — No data reported.

CONTRAINDICATIONS — No data reported

WARNINGS / PRECAUTIONS
Other warnings/precautions: Appropriate use: Should not be used on infected or contaminated wounds.

DRUG INTERACTIONS — There are no known significant interactions.

LACTATION — Compatible

MECHANISM OF ACTION — The highly porous sponge structure absorbs blood and wound exudate. The collagen component causes aggregation of platelets which bind to collagen fibrils. The aggregated platelets degranulate, releasing coagulation factors that promote the formation of fibrin.

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