Haemowax is mixture of beeswax, hard paraffin wax and Isopropyl palmitate. It is opaque and has a waxy odor. It is available in individual foils of 2.5g and sterilized by Gamma radiation. Packet should be open just prior to surgery to minimize the possibility of contamination and excessive drying and should be used immediately.
Haemowax is indicated for use in the control of bleeding from bone surfaces during the surgical procedures that involve cutting through bones like sternotomy, thoracic, neurosurgery, orthopedic and maxillofacial surgeries.