Inferior Turbinate Blades
 

Indications, Safety, and Warnings

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MeroGel Nasal Packing

Indications

Medtronic Xomed MeroGel® Nasal Dressing/Sinus Stent is indicated for use following nasal/sinus surgery. Otologic Packing is indicated for use in the middle ear and external ear canal following canalplasty, myringoplasty, tympanoplasty, and stapes and mastoid surgery.

Contraindications

MeroGel is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the product.

Warnings and Precautions

In rare instances the physiochemical condition associated with nasal surgery, both with and without nasal packings, may present a risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Warning signs of TSS include: sudden fever (usually 39°C or more), vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting (or near fainting when standing up) and/or a rash that looks like a sunburn. MeroGel nasal dressings exhibit no antimicrobial properties: they are not bacteriostatic toward pre-existing infections; nor do they prevent the occurrence of new infections. In the case of pre-existing infections it is recommended that appropriate treatment be instituted.

  • Avoid packing external ear canal with adherent dressings or applying excessive pressure.
  • It is recommended that MeroGel be used immediately after opening of the pouch; discard any unused portion of the device.
  • Store in a cool, dry place (T<40°C).

MeroGel Injectable Bioresorbable Nasal Packing and Sinus Stent

Indications

MeroGel® Injectable Bioresorbable Stent is indicated for use in the middle ear and external ear canal following canalplasty, myringoplasty, tympanoplasty, and stapes and mastoid surgery. The device is indicated following nasal/sinus surgery or trauma to prevent lateralization of the middle turbinate and nasal adhesions during the post operative period.

Contraindications

MeroGel Injectable is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronan or its derivatives.

Warnings and Precautions

In rare instances, the physiochemical condition associated with sinus surgery, both with and without sinus packing, may present a risk of toxic shock syndrome (T55). Warning signs of TSS include: sudden fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting (or near fainting when standing up). and/or a rash that looks like a sunburn. MeraGel Injectable exhibits no antimicrobial properties; it is not bacteriostatic toward pre-existing infections, nor does it prevent the occurrence of new infections.

Do not inject intravascularly.

Foreign body reaction may occur as with most surgical adjuvant treatments. MeroGel Injectable must be used according to the instructions for use. Read instructions prior to use.

MeroPack

Indications

Medtronic Xomed MeroPack™Bioresorbable Nasal Dressing and Sinus Stent is intended for use in patients undergoing nasal/sinus surgery as a space occupying stent to separate and prevent adhesions between mucosal surfaces during mesothelial cell regeneration in the nasal cavity; help control minimal bleeding following surgery or nasal trauma by tamponade effect, blood absorption and platelet aggregation; and to help prevent lateralization of the middle turbinate during the postoperative period.

Contraindications

MeroPack is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to formaldehyde, hyaluronan, bovine collagen or their derivatives.

Warnings and Precautions

  • In rare instances the physiochemical condition associated with nasal surgery, both with and without nasal packings, may present a risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Warning signs of TSS include: sudden fever (usually 39°C or more), vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting (or near fainting when standing up) and /or a rash that looks like a sunburn. MeroPack™Bioresorbable Nasal Dressing and Sinus Stents exhibit no antimicrobial properties; they are not bacteriostatic toward pre-existing infections; nor do they prevent the occurrence of new infections. In the case of pre-existing infections it is recommended that appropriate treatment be instituted.
  • It is recommended that MeroPack be used immediately after opening of the pouch; discard any unused portion of the device.
  • Foreign body reaction may occur as with most surgical adjuvant treatments.
  • MeroPack must be used according to the instruction for use. Read instructions prior to use.
  • MeroPack must be thoroughly hydrated with sterile saline when placed in the nasal cavity to ensure proper resorption in under 14 days. Inadequate hydration can lengthen absorption time.
  • Inspect the packaging to be sure that it is intact and undamaged prior to use. Do not use the product if the pouch is opened or damaged. Do not reuse.
Last updated: 21 Oct 2013