N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate

Description

N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is used as a tissue adhesive for the closure of surgical wounds and promotes wound healing. It helps to seal all cuts and incised wounds and leaves minimal scars. It is not recommended for use on the brain, neuronal surfaces and in vascular surgeries.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate

  • Skin irritation
  • Warm sensation on the application site

Uses of N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tissue Adhesive
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate can be observed instantaneously.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is considered safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate or any inactive ingredients present in it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Breast-feeding

N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is considered safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
General warnings

Single use only

One ampoule is for single use only in its liquid form.

Missed Dose

Since N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to it.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
When N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate is applied over the cut it undergoes certain reactions to seal all cuts and incised wounds.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Tissue adhesive

Schedule

Schedule H

N-Butyl cyanoacrylate adhesive for skin closure of abdominal wounds: preliminary results. [Internet]. PubMed Central (PMC). 2019 [cited 26 August 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2502961/

[Internet]. Oraljournal.com. 2019 [cited 26 August 2019]. Available from:

http://www.oraljournal.com/pdf/2019/vol5issue2/PartF/5-2-61-461.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Aug 2019

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