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Brand name: Fibro-Vein TM

Active ingredients: sodium tetradecyl sulfate

What it is used for

The solution is designed for injection directly into the lumen of the varicose vein and is used as a sclerosant in the treatment of uncomplicated varicose veins of the leg by compression sclerothearpy. The strength of FIBROVEIN selected depends on the size of the veins to be treated. FIBROVEIN 3% is for the treatment of large superficial varicose veins. FIBROVEIN 1% is for the treatment of small varicose veins and the larger venules. Minor venules and spider veins (venous flares) should be treated with FIBROVEIN 0.5% or 0.2%. The selection of the incorrect strength particularly in the case of minor venules and spider veins is liable to give risk to adverse reactions.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Heat
  • Protect from direct sunlight
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution, free from insoluble matter.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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