2-octyl cyanoacrylate (Rx)

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Brand and Other Names:Dermabond

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

prefilled applicator

  • Topical liquid adhesive available in boxes of 6 or 12
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Topical Skin Adhesive

Indicated for topical application to hold closed easily approximated skin edges of wounds

May be used for surgical incisions (including punctures from minimally invasive surgery) and trauma-induced lacerations, not under tension, that are simple and thoroughly cleansed

May be used with, but not in place of, deep dermal stitches

Apply in multiple thin layers to approximated wound edges, with wound in horizontal position

Dosage Forms & Strengths

prefilled applicator

  • Topical liquid adhesive available in boxes of 6 or 12
more...

Topical Skin Adhesive

Indicated for topical application to hold closed easily approximated skin edges of wounds

May be used for surgical incisions (including punctures from minimally invasive surgery) and trauma-induced lacerations, not under tension, that are simple and thoroughly cleansed

May be used with, but not in place of, deep dermal stitches

Apply in multiple thin layers to approximated wound edges, with wound in horizontal position

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Adverse Effects

>10%

Erythema (11.5%)

1-10%

Dehiscence with need for retreatment (2.5%)

Edema (9.7%)

Pain (6.1%)

Suspected infection (3.6%)

Warmth (1.3%)

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Warnings

Contraindications

Wounds with active infection, gangrene, or of decubitus etiology

Use on eye, mucosal surfaces, skin exposed to body fluids, or skin with dense hair

Hypersensitivity to cyanoacrylate or formaldehyde

Cautions

Use only on wounds that have been cleaned & debrided; do not use on moist wounds

Do not use on high-tension areas (knuckles, elbows, etc)

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: no studies found

Lactation: no studies found

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Liquid polymerizes to form adhesive

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Formulary

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Tier Description
1 This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.
2 This drug is available at a middle level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "preferred" (on formulary) brand drugs.
3 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs.
4 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
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6 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
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