Walk with Confidence with Varithena,® a Varicose Vein Treatment
December 10, 2019
Walk with Confidence with Varithena®, a varicose vein treatment that can improve vein appearance and five key varicose vein symptoms.
Varicose veins can cause some women and men to feel self-conscious and embarrassed. While varicose veins may be unsightly, it’s what lies beneath them that can lead to more serious health problems. Risk factors for varicose veins may include family history, being overweight, pregnancy, working at jobs requiring prolonged standing or sitting, and more.
Luckily there are ways to treat them. One option, Varithena®, can improve vein appearance and five key varicose vein symptoms including heaviness, aching, throbbing, swelling, and itching.
See Full Prescribing information and speak to your doctor to learn if Varithena® is right for you.
Dr. Zoe Deol, from the Center for Vein Restoration, is our guest, sharing her experience and knowledge; we also meet one special patient, Rochelle, who sought out help for symptoms related to her varicose veins.
Indications and Important Safety Information
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
You should not be treated with Varithena® if you are allergic to polidocanol or have clots in your blood vessels.
Severe allergic reactions have been reported in people treated with liquid forms of polidocanol and some patients have died from these reactions. Varithena® is a foam made from polidocanol. A healthcare professional will observe you for signs of allergic reactions for at least 10 minutes after you are treated with Varithena®.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have:
- Arterial disease (a disease of the blood vessels)
- Reduced mobility
- A history of blood clots in the veins or lungs
- Had major surgery in the past 3 months
- Recently had a long hospital stay
- Become pregnant or were recently pregnant
The most common side effects seen with Varithena® are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all the possible side effects of Varithena®. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You can also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Varithena® is administered by your doctor. Doctors using Varithena® must be experienced in vein procedures and trained in using Varithena®.
See Full Prescribing Information for Varithena®.
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