Prophylaxis against biological occlusion / Anticoagulation by 4% Citrate (and Heparin)
In addition to the antimicrobial compound TauroLock™ contains 4% citrate as an anticoagulant. This concentration removes calcium safely and efficiently from the clotting cascade. TauroLock™ is also available with the additional ingredient of low concentrated heparin (100 IU/ml, 500 IU/ml) which reduces the amount of urokinase administered for restoring catheter patency.
The prophylactic use of TauroLock™-U25.000 (which contains 5.000 IU/ml of urokinase) achieves the best prophylaxis by prevention of biological clotting.
The decision about which lock solution is most adequate depends on the individual patient situation. The alternative use of different lock solutions in the same catheter e.g. TauroLock™-Hep500 and TauroLock™-U25.000 is possible.