Astero® is the only FDA-cleared prescription hydrogel and 4% Lidocaine HCl for pain associated with wound healing and vasculitis. Available by prescription only, Astero® provides superior wound healing and has a rapid onset of action in 3-5 minutes. Clinicians, treating patients with wounds, concerned with wound pain management should consider Astero® as the first choice in wound therapy.
Astero® Indications for Use:
Indicated for the relief of painful wounds and wound healing such as:
- Closed wound/non-penetrating
- Soft tissue injuries and bony contusions secondary to contusions, hematomas, crush injuries, and sprains/strains due to torsion, traction, compression and tearing
- Acute and chronic wounds of various etiologies
- Associated topical pain
- Post-surgical incisions
- Open wound for pain and healing
- Acute and chronic ulcerations
- Chronic mixed vascular etiologies
- Diabetic ulcers
- Arterial and venous stasis ulcers
- Decubitus ulcers
- Pressure wounds
- First and second degree burns
- Severe to mild cuts and abrasions, lacerations and puncture wounds
The Only Prescription Hydrogel and 4% Lidocaine HCl for Pain Associated with Wound Healing and Vasculitis
Astero® is a FDA-cleared hydrogel plus topical anesthetic (Lidocaine HCl 4%) indicated for painful wounds such as ulcerations, pressure wounds, first and second degree burns, post-surgical incisions, cuts and abrasions.
Astero® 30mL (120 Doses)
Apply to the affected area as directed. Maximum 12 pumps per day.
Metered Dose Technology (MDose™) dispenses the exact amount of medication. 1 pump = 1 dose (0.25 mL/pump).
Astero® provides fast pain relief with an onset of action within 3-5 minutes. Each pump is a measured dose for simple adherence.
- Launched in May 2016
- Available by prescription only
- Astero® is available in 30 mL bottles
- NDC 35781-2500-3
All Gensco® products, including Astero®, are distributed to pharmacy chains such as Walgreens®, CVS®, Walmart®, RiteAid®, Kroger® and Publix® through the major wholesalers such as McKesson, Cardinal and AmerisourceBergen. Astero® is contracted with DAPA (Contract #SP0200-15-H-0003), Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) (Contract #V797D-70219), making it accessible to all military personnel and is also available to all MEDICARE patients (Medicare Contract #P1466). Astero® is available through these Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs): Intalere, Innovatix, MedAssets, Premier, MHA, ROi and Vizient.
Astero® 30mL Bottles (120 Doses) | NDC 35781-2500-3
Published in Podiatry Management, November 2016
A Review and Case Study of Astero (Lidocaine HCl 4%): A New Prescription Hydrogel for Painful Wounds
by Marc Alan Brenner, DPM | The Institute for Diabetic Foot Research
Wound pain has numerous, often interlinked, causes that may relate to the initial injury, the inflammatory response or infection. more…
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