• Miscellaneous dermatological conditions

Dermabond Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

2-octyl cyanoacrylate; liq topical adhesive; high viscosity.

How Supplied

Prefilled single-use vial (w. applicator tips or pen applicators)—6, 12


Dermabond Indications


To hold closed easily approximated skin edges of wounds from surgical incisions, including punctures from minimally invasive surgery, and simple, thoroughly cleansed, trauma-induced lacerations; may be used in combination with deep dermal stitches.

Dermabond Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

See literature. Apply thin layers (at least 2) lightly to dry, cleansed, debrided skin edges of wounds or lacerations.

Dermabond Contraindications


Active infection, gangrene, or decubitus wounds. Mucosal surfaces or across mucocutaneous junctions (eg, oral cavity, lips), or skin exposed to body fluids, or with dense natural hair (eg, scalp). Formaldehyde or cyanoacrylate sensitivity.

Dermabond Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Dermabond Warnings/Precautions


See literature. Do not apply to wet wounds. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, sun or UV light. Not for use in high skin tension areas (eg, knuckles, elbows, knees). Peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes. Blood-clotting disorders. History of keloid formation or hypertrophy. Burst stellate lacerations. Animal or human bites. Puncture or stab wounds. Monitor for signs of infection.

Dermabond Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Dermabond Interactions


May be affected by moisture, fluids, excessive heat or radiation. Liquid or ointment medications may weaken bond. Bond may be loosened with petroleum jelly or acetone.

Dermabond Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Erythema, edema, pain, thermal discomfort, infection.

Dermabond Clinical Trials

See Literature

Dermabond Note

Not Applicable

Dermabond Patient Counseling

See Literature