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Does gelfoam have a generic name?
February 12, 2008 5:33PM
The generic name for Gelfoam is Surgicel. Gelfoam can also be named after the soaking solution such as thrombogen. Thrombogen is a Gelfoam soaked in a thrombin ans Sodium Chloride solution.
Will the use of gelfoam following a tooth extraction where there is infection indicated?
Gelfoam is indicated after a dental extraction if the root was touching the sinus, and the extraction made an opening in the sinus floor. The gelfoam would help in a quicker and more efficient healing of the sinus floor. Some dentists also use an antibiotic coated gelfoam to put in the extraction site even if there is no opening with the sinus.
What is another term for generic drug?
A drug can be listed by either its brand name or its generic name. The brand name is what the company that makes it has labeled it and the generic name is its chemical name. Some examples: Tylenol (brand name).....Acetaminophen (generic or chemical name) Motrin (brand name)......Ibuprofen (generic or chemical name) Prilosec (brand name)....Omeprazole (generic or chemical name) Benadryl (brand name)...Diphenhydramine (generic or chemical name)