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Medication Description: Gelatin Sponge (Spongia gelatinosa)

Sponge gelatinosa (Spongia gelatinosa).

Previously, medical gelatin, obtained by partial hydrolysis of collagen contained in the cartilage and bones of animals, was administered intravenously and subcutaneously in the form of a 5% or 10% solution as a means that increases blood clotting. Recently, this drug has been excluded from the range of drugs, but on the basis of food gelatin, ready-made drugs are produced: gelatin sponge, antiseptic sponge with kanamycin, gelplastan, gelatinol (see Plasma-substituting solutions).

Gelatin sponge is obtained from specially processed food gelatin; It contains an antiseptic (furatsilin).

Dry porous mass of white.

Indications for use are the same as for the hemostatic sponge (see). The gelatin sponge left in the tissues of the body is completely absorbed.

Form release: in a package of 0.6 g.

Storage: in a dry place at a temperature not higher than + 25'C.