Adhesions can stand in the way of pregnancy.
When adhesions, or internal scar tissue, form between the reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, or pelvic walls) after surgery, they can block the egg from getting to the uterus, causing infertility.2 Adhesions due to previous pelvic surgery may also increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, or pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus.3,4
With some infertile patients, surgery to remove adhesions may be required.5
Seprafilm can help reduce adhesions and the problems they may cause. Learn more.
Seprafilm® Adhesion Barrier is indicated for the reduction of post-surgical adhesions in patients undergoing abdominal or pelvic laparotomy.
Important Safety Information
Seprafilm should not be wrapped around an intestinal anastomosis as such usage may result in increased anastomotic leak related events, such as abscess or peritonitis. The safety and effectiveness of Seprafilm has not been established in combination with other adhesion prevention products and/or in surgical procedures not within the abdominopelvic cavity. The safety and effectiveness of Seprafilm has also not been evaluated in cases of pregnancy, malignancy, or frank infection. The type and frequency of adverse events reported are consistent with events typically seen following abdominopelvic surgery when used as directed.
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