Alternative Name: Polidocanol Foam Permanent Contraception
Description: Polidocanol is a synthetic, long-chain fatty acid that is used as a vein sclerosing agent in Europe and the United States. A foam preparation increases activity without increasing overall dose. Following transcervical administration of polidocanol foam into the uterine cavity, the foam moves into the fallopian tube. This results in epithelial damage followed by connective tissue scaring and tubal occlusion confined to the intramural (uterine wall) portion of the tube.
Updated date: May 30, 2018