Steritalc® is non-soluble and induces permanent pleurodesis. It is suitable for all pleurodesis indications.
Steritalc® has similar side effects as cyclines (in particular: slight rise of body temperature). Any pain occurring can be reduced according to physician’s discretion, for example by using xylocaine 1% in the pleura or via the slurry. Compared with cyclines, Steritalc® is more effective and less painful.
Steritalc® is guaranteed asbestos and latex free.
Steritalc® has a perfectly controlled granulometry (large particle size) avoiding any migration as shown by Pr ASTOUL et al.2), Marseilles, France.
Steritalc® is free of endotoxins.
Steritalc® complies with the regulations of the European Pharmacopoeia (6th edition): Steritalc® is a pharmaceutical talc of a lamellar structure which is stable and physically, chemically and biologically inert. Steritalc® is mined at Luzenac, France.