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Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture
Coated VICRYL Plus Antibacterial suture is a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer made from 90 % glycolide and 10 % L-lactide.1 Product description and safety information is continued in the References section below.*
Plus Sutures – the only sutures with Triclosan available worldwide with antibacterial protection offered by IRGACARE®‡ MP (Triclosan)**2
* Coated VICRYL PLUS Antibacterial suture contains Irgacare‡ MP (Triclosan), a broad spectrum antibacterial agent at no more than 275 μg/m.1 Coated VICRYL PLUS Antibacterial sutures are intended for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation. The safety and effectiveness of Coated VICRYL PLUS Antibacterial sutures in cardiovascular tissue, ophthalmic surgery and neurological tissue have not been established.1 These sutures, being absorbable should not be used where extended approximation of tissues under stress is required. Coated VICRYL PLUS Antibacterial suture should not be used in patients with known allergic reactions to Irgacare‡ MP (Triclosan.)1
** There are no competitive Triclosan coated sutures that have both FDA clearance and CE Mark as of June 2020.
‡ Registered Trademark of BASF Group
1. Ethicon, 100061830;rev 5, Coated VICRYLTM Plus Antibacterial Suture. Instructions for Use. Nov 2019. Data on File
2. EMEA Market intelligence and internal knowledge. (144092-200619)
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*As of March 2017, per internal research conducted by Ethicon.