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Aluminum chloride (dental)

U.S. BRAND NAMES — Hemodent™

PHARMACOLOGIC CATEGORY
Astringent
Hemostatic Agent

DOSING: ADULTS — Control of bleeding: Apply retraction cord as directed

DOSING: ELDERLY — Refer to adult dosing.

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

Liquid:
Hemodent™ : 21% (10 mL, 20 mL, 40 mL)

Retraction cord [impregnated with 21% solution]:
Hemodent™ : Braided cord, thin (7 ft); braided cord medium thin (7 ft); twisted cord #3 (7 ft); twisted cord #9 (7ft)

DOSAGE FORMS: CONCISE
Liquid:
Hemodent™ : 21% (10 mL, 20 mL, 40 mL)

Retraction cord [impregnated with 21% solution]:
Hemodent™ : Braided cord, thin (7 ft); braided cord medium thin (7 ft); twisted cord #3 (7 ft); twisted cord #9 (7ft)

GENERIC EQUIVALENT AVAILABLE — No

USE — Hemostatic

ADVERSE REACTIONS SIGNIFICANT — No data reported.

CONTRAINDICATIONS — No data reported

WARNINGS / PRECAUTIONS
Other warnings/precautions: Application: Since large amounts of astringents may cause tissue irritation and possible damage, only small amounts should be applied.

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DRUG INTERACTIONS — There are no known significant interactions.

MECHANISM OF ACTION — Precipitates tissue and blood proteins causing a mechanical obstruction to hemorrhage from injured blood vessels

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