TauroLock and NutriLock
TauroLock lock solution for vascular catheters is used to reduce the number of catheter-related infections and to maintain patency.
TauroLock lock solution:
- is bactericidal and fungicidal, within 2-4 hours 500 microorganisms are killed
- prevents the formation of biofilm in the catheter
- maintains catheter patency
- is safe for patients and staff
Taurolock can be used in dialysis catheters, central venous catheters, subcutaneous venous ports and PICC lines.
TauroLock can be used for both children and adults.
TauroLock is also present with the addition of heparin or urokinase in cases where additional anticoagulant or thrombolytic properties are desirable.
For further information about TauroLock please click on the links in the menu on the right.
On the manufacturer's website www.taurolock.com there is a possibility to register and get access to many of the studies that are made with TauroLock lock solution.
The following types of TauroLock are available:
For catheters where the antimicrobial effect is essentially desired but little or no anticoagulation is required.
Available as three product variants:
- TP-01-3 (3 mL in ampoule, 10 ampoules per pack)
- TP-01-5 (5 mL in ampoule, 10 ampoules per pack)
- TP-01-10 (10 mL in vial , 100 vials per pack)
NutriLock contains 2% Taurolidine and intended to use as a lock solution in Venuous accesses used for parenteral nutrition or drug delivery between infusions. NutriLock has the same antimicrobial properties as TauroLock solutions but contains only Taurolidine. Its a completely citrate-free solution and can be used as an alternative to those patients where citrate for any reason should be avoided.
Available in one version:
- TP-07 (3ml ampoules, 10 ampoules per package)
TransCutan is marketing and selling TauroLock and NutriLock in Sweden.
For more information regarding TauruLock in dialysis catheters contact Elisabet Reimer-Eriksson
For all other applications contact Mikael Sättler
For other countries contact the manufacturer