Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena® helps improve the symptoms of heaviness, achiness, swelling, throbbing and itching (HASTITM symptoms) related to or caused by varicose veins and the appearance of varicose veins. For further information, please visit Varithena.com.
HOW VARITHENA® WORKS
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In studies of Varithena®, patients reported improvement in five important symptoms (HASTITM symptoms):
Varithena® also improved vein appearance, according to patients and their doctors.
HOW IS VARITHENA® GIVEN
Treatment with Varithena® is a nonsurgical procedure (no incision is required). Your doctor will inject a small amount of Varithena® into the problem veins. The foam fills the area and treats the diseased section of the vein. This causes the problem vein to collapse, which allows the blood flow to shift to nearby healthy veins.
Doctors usually numb the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is needed. Treatment usually takes less than
1 hour. You may resume light activities as quickly as the same day of treatment.
AFTER YOU GO HOME
Your doctor will advise you to follow these instructions:
- Keep your bandage on (and dry) for the next 48 hours
- Wear a compression stocking on the treated leg for 2 weeks
- Avoid heavy exercise for 1 week after your treatment
Walk at least 10 minutes a day for 1 month and avoid long periods of inactivity
Your doctor will probably schedule a follow-up visit to see how you are doing. Some patients need only a single treatment with Varithena®. Additional treatments may be needed depending on the number and size of veins to be treated.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
Please talk with your MMRA if you have questions about Varithena® or your treatment. You can also visit Varithena.com to learn more.
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins and the appearance of varicose veins.
Varithena and HASTI are trademarks of Provensis Ltd, a BTG International group company. BTG and the BTG roundel logo are registered trademarks of BTG International Ltd.
REAL RESULTS WITH VARITHENA®
Results after one treatment with Varithena®. Additional treatment may be needed, depending on the number and size of veins to be treated. Your results may vary.
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