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Ferric Subsulfate

Pronunciation: FER-ik sub-SUL-fate
Class: Hemostatic

Trade Names

AstrinGyn
- Solution, topical 259 mg/g

Pharmacology

Ferric subsulfate is an iron solution used to achieve local hemostasis.

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Pharmacokinetics

Onset

In punch biopsies of the full dermis, the time to achieve hemostasis is typically less than 20 sec.

Indications and Usage

For local hemostasis.

Contraindications

None well documented.

Dosage and Administration

Hemostasis
Adults and Children

Topical Apply to wound.

General Advice

  • For external use only.
  • To apply, place fingers at the opposite edges of the wound and stretch the skin. Wipe the wound with gauze, apply the ferric subsulfate solution, and maintain the tension for about 15 sec.

Storage/Stability

Store between 59° and 86°F. Protect from light.

Drug Interactions

None well documented.

Adverse Reactions

None well documented.

Precautions

Pregnancy

Category undetermined.

Lactation

Excretion unknown.

Hyperpigmentation

May occur.

Overdosage

Symptoms

No information available.

Patient Information

  • Advise patients that medication will be prepared and applied by a health care provider.

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