HF Antidote Gel (Calcium Gluconate 25g)
HF Antidote Gel (Calcium Gluconate 25g) Licensed Product
What is HF Antidote Gel used for?
HF Antidote Gel (Calcium Gluconate) - 25g Tube. HF Antidote Gel is used in the treatment of skin burns caused by Hydrofluoric Acid, it prevents the extraction of calcium from the wound reducing burn damage to the bone and deep tissue.
How does it work?
When the Calcium Gluconate gel is applied to the wound it reacts with the Hydrofluric Acid to neutralise the powerful flouride ion which if untreated, could cause a flouride ion attack resultuing in the serious condition; Hypocalcemia.
How it is used?
The affected area should be flushed with water for at least 1 minute before gently massaging the gel into the wound for approximatley 10 minutes.
Disposable medical examination gloves should be worn when applying Calcium Gluconate Gel.
Who needs HF Antidote Gel?
Keep HF Antidote Gel (Calcium Gluconate) Gel nearby whenever you're working with Hydrofluoric Acid.
Calcium Gluconate Gel should be stored in a refrigerator if possible and replaced with a fresh supply just prior to its expiration date.
Important: All HF burns require a full medical evaluation, whether treated with gel or not. HF Antidote Gel should never be used in or around the eye area.
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