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What is Varithena?

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.
 

Types of Veins Treated

Varithena® treats a wide range of varicose veins in the GSV system, including:

  • Tortuous (twisted) veins
  • Veins above and below the knee
  • Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
  • Veins previously treated with other methods

Varithena® does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Please talk with your doctor to see if Varithena® may be right for you.
 

How Varithena® works

  • A small amount of Varithena® is administered through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
  • The Varithena® foam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
  • The diseased vein collapses and the foam is deactivated
  • When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby