TauroLock™ is a catheter lock solution with antimicrobial and anticoagulant efficacy.
Indication and effect
TauroLock™ has been approved for instillation into all central-venous catheters (CVC). As a bactericidal and fungicidal lock solution, it prevents the formation of biofilm: Patients remain protected against catheter-related infections and occlusion. We recommend TauroLock™ for all vascular access devices (VADs) in parenteral nutrition, oncology, and – as an alternative to TauroLock™-HEP500 or TauroLock™-U25.000 – in dialysis.
The two active ingredients of TauroLock™ are taurolidine and 4 % citrate. Taurolidine has a broad antimicrobial activity (incl. MRSA and VRE) against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi (e.g. Candida). Citrate works as an anticoagulant and helps to maintain an adequate flow rate within the catheter.
In-between treatment sessions (e.g. dialysis, chemotherapy, parental nutrition), TauroLock™ is instilled into the vascular access system. Please note that medical staff must check the filling volume of the respective catheter or port system.