How is polidocanol related to Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy . 8 answers . 4 years ago

I've heard conflicting accounts. What exactly is polidocanol?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent, drug used to treat veins. It works quite well, however I do not believe it is readily available in the US.
The drug most commonly used int the US is Sotradecol, which works well also, this is the FDA drug available here.
All of these drugs work by injuring the vein well causing the vein to scar down and close off, thereby removing the varicose/spider veins.

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent, drug used to treat veins. It works quite well, however I do not believe it is readily available in the US.
The drug most commonly used int the US is Sotradecol, which works well also, this is the FDA drug available here.
All of these drugs work by injuring the vein well causing the vein to scar down and close off, thereby removing the varicose/spider veins.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

We don't use it because it is not FDA approved in the United States.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

We don't use it because it is not FDA approved in the United States.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

It is a sclerossant that is currently not approved by the FDA and is not often used. It has a history of being a good sclerossant, however. There are trials currently and it may be available soon.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

It is a sclerossant that is currently not approved by the FDA and is not often used. It has a history of being a good sclerossant, however. There are trials currently and it may be available soon.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Polidocanol is one of the commonly used agents for sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Polidocanol is one of the commonly used agents for sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent. It is not currently FDA approved and therefore difficult to come by in the U.S.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent. It is not currently FDA approved and therefore difficult to come by in the U.S.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent. It actually has numbing properties and therefore causes less pain than other injectable agents. It currently is not FDA approved in the US. However, there are now drug companies seeking its approval.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent. It actually has numbing properties and therefore causes less pain than other injectable agents. It currently is not FDA approved in the US. However, there are now drug companies seeking its approval.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing solution in the category of chemical irritants. It is an excellent sclerotherapy solution and it is FDA approved. It can be used both as a liquid or as foam.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing solution in the category of chemical irritants. It is an excellent sclerotherapy solution and it is FDA approved. It can be used both as a liquid or as foam.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent, drug used to treat veins. It works quite well. Currently, it is available only from compounding pharmacies in the US, although it will be available from a manufacturer soon.
The drug most commonly used int the US is Sotradecol, which works well also, this is the FDA drug available here.
All of these drugs work by injuring the vein well causing the vein to scar down and close off, thereby removing the varicose/spider veins.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Polidocanol is a sclerosing agent, drug used to treat veins. It works quite well. Currently, it is available only from compounding pharmacies in the US, although it will be available from a manufacturer soon.
The drug most commonly used int the US is Sotradecol, which works well also, this is the FDA drug available here.
All of these drugs work by injuring the vein well causing the vein to scar down and close off, thereby removing the varicose/spider veins.

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