Can you get dermabond medical adhesive over the counter?

No, Dermabond is not available over the counter, it is a prescription product.

Dermabond is an adhesive used to seal cuts and wounds, including incisions. It has the viscosity of syrup when applied and dries within minutes forming a microbial barrier. The exact description used by Ethicon, the company that makes Dermabond, is “topical skin adhesive.” They claim it works as well as stitches in most cases.

Dermabond is chemically very similar to household and industrial adhesives like Krazy Glue and Loctite however they are not interchangeable in use. Dermabond causes less skin irritation and is non-toxic.

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