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Bioresorbable Nasal Packing Products

Indications, Safety, and Warnings

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MeroGel Bioresorbable Nasal Packing and Sinus Stent


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.


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).

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