Sclerosol Intrapleural

1 What is Sclerosol Intrapleural?

Generic: Talc

Also known as sterile talc, Sclerosol Intrapleural is used to treat breathing difficulties caused by buildup of fluids in the lungs. Unlike talcum powders, this talc is sterile (has no microorganisms) and made exclusively for medical use.

Sclerosol Intrapleural is available in spray or powder forms. It is administered through a tube inserted through the airways, where the talc causes minute inflammation that stops production of fluid. 

Sclerosol Intrapleural is given only by your doctor.

2 What to Know Before Using

Only the doctor can determine if you can use Sclerosol Intrapleural. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Mention to your doctor if you have experienced allergies to Sclerosol Intrapleural  or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients 

Pediatric patients (below 18 years of age)

The use of Sclerosol Intrapleural is not proven safe or effective in pediatric patients.

Elderly

It is not fully known whether Sclerosol Intrapleural work exactly the same way in elderly as they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems. However, there is no information suggesting that Sclerosol Intrapleural may cause harm in 

Potential drug interactions

Tell your health provider all prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines you take before receiving Sclerosol Intrapleural.

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3 Proper Usage

Sclerosol Intrapleural is usually given by a doctor or other health professionals. Always follow your doctor's orders in using Sclerosol Intrapleural is given only by your doctor. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. Do not change doses unless your doctor tells you to do so.

Sclerosol Intrapleural is available in powder or spray for administration in the intrapleural area (inside part of the lungs). It is sprayed around the target area using a tube inserted by the doctor in the airways. 

Here are the usual doses of Sclerosol Intrapleural:

  • Adults— around 4 grams to 8 grams.
  • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

4 Potential Side Effects

Talc Intrapleural Route may cause side effects. Note that some side effects may be caused by wrong placement of the tube where the talc is applied. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

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