DEFLUX is a bulking agent indicated for treatment of children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) grades II-IV.
DEFLUX is a sterile, highly viscous gel of dextranomer microspheres (50 mg/mL) in a carrier gel of nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid (15 mg/mL), constituting a biocompatible and biodegradable implant. The dextranomer microspheres range in size between 80 to 250 microns, with an average size of about 130 microns. The stabilized hyaluronic acid acts mainly as a carrier, leaving the dextranomer microspheres at the implant site.
Indication for DEFLUX
Deflux® is indicated for treatment of children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) grades II-IV.
Important Safety Information about DEFLUX
Patients should not receive DEFLUX® (hyaluronic acid/dextranomer) if they have any of the following conditions: kidneys that don't work (non-functional kidney[s]), bulging or herniation in the skin of the bladder (hutch diverticulum), swelling at the bottom of the ureter (ureterocele), a disorder in eliminating urine (active voiding dysfunction), and ongoing urinary tract infection.
Safety and efficacy of treatment in children under 1 year of age have not been established.
Safety and efficacy of treatment of duplex kidney systems have not been established.
There is a risk of infection and bleeding that is associated with the cystoscopic procedure used to inject DEFLUX.
Talk to your doctor if your child has ureters with grossly dilated orifices before receiving DEFLUX treatment.
DEFLUX should only be administered by qualified surgeons experienced performing urological procedures.
In clinical studies the most common side effects associated with DEFLUX were: urinary tract infection (UTI), ureteral dilation, and nausea/vomiting/abdominal pain.
The following adverse events have been reported with Deflux : blockage of the ureters (some cases require temporary placement of a ureteric stent), painful urination, blood in the urine, urgency of urination, frequency of urination, swelling of the kidneys, inflammation of the kidneys, urinary tract infection, foreign body reaction, calcification, and fever.
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