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What is talc intrapleural?

Talc intrapleural is used to prevent fluid from building up in your lungs after you have been treated for a condition called malignant pleural effusion, which is a buildup of cancerous fluid in your lungs. Talc intrapleural is available as a prescription spray or as a prescription powder that gets mixed into a solution. It is given through a tube that is placed through a small incision in your chest. Once the solution or spray goes into your body, it irritates your chest cavity linings and causes the tissues to stick to each other. This closes up your chest cavity, so fluid can no longer build up there. Talc intrapleural is available under the brand name Sclerosol Intrapleural Aerosol.

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