Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Suchitra Chari
Medically Reviewed by Suchitra Chari, M.S. M.Sc.
Last Updated on May 02, 2018
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General Information on Feracrylum

Generic Name : Feracrylum

Pronunciation : Fer-acry-lum

Latest prescription information about Feracrylum. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Antihemorrhagic Agents

Overview of Feracrylum

Feracrylum is used for the treatment of bleeding, dental extraction, and oral surgeries.

Why is Feracrylum Prescribed? (Indications)

Feracrylum is used as a hemostatic (to stop bleeding) and an anti-septic for the management of post-operative wounds, cuts, burns and abrasions. It is used during surgeries from incision to healing, typically as an adjunct to conventional hemostatic in capillary and vein oozing in several surgeries and in dental extractions and oral surgeries. Feracrylum is a polyacrylic polymer, is non allergic, soluble in water, and cannot be absorbed in the system.

Feracrylum has a three way action in wound care

It has antimicrobial activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria and fungi and thus decreases the risk of wound infection.
Its hemostatic action fastens the process of clot formation and stops the bleeding by forming a biodegradable complex with albumin.
Its hygroscopic action promotes faster healing, helps in removing the dressing easiliy and promotes growth of granulation tissue.  

When should Feracrylum not to be taken? (Contraindications)

It is contraindicated in patients who are
Allergic to the drug or any of its ingredients
Taking epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) for any bleeding disorders

What is the dosage of Feracrylum?

Feracrylum is available as a 1% sterile solution (1% w/v feracrylum), as 50 and 15 gm gel tubes (1% w/w feracrylum) and tulle ( 3% w/v feracrylum)
The recommended dose for the drug is 1 % w/w /100 ml of the solution

How should Feracrylum be taken?

Apply or rub a thin film of feracrylum once or twice daily, morning and evening to entire affected area after wiping the area down with a sterile cloth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Feracrylum?

Feracrylum topical is for external use only
Do not use orally, intravenously, intramuscularly or after dilution
Stop using if there is irritation or discomfort at the wound site
Check with doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning on either
Wash your hand before and after applying the medicine
Wash the affected area before applying the medicine
Consult the doctor if you experience any irritation

What are the side effects of Feracrylum?

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, stomach pain
  Skin: Burning sensation, allergic skin rash

What are the other precautions for Feracrylum?

Avoid excess dose

What are the Drug Interactions of Feracrylum?

Epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) interacts with feracrylum by slowing down its clotting

What are the storage conditions for Feracrylum?

Store at room temperature, out of reach of children

Last Updated : 5/2/2018

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