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Ostomy deodorant for use in ostomy pouch, solid, per tablet

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Common Names: Ostomy deodorant tablet

Technical/Medical Terms: A4395: Ostomy deodorant for use in ostomy pouch, solid, per tablet


Ostomy deodorant tablets are solid tablets designed to neutralize or eliminate odors that can occur within an ostomy pouch. These tablets are placed directly into the pouch, providing a more pleasant experience for individuals living with an ostomy.


Ostomy deodorant tablets help manage odor for patients with colostomies, ileostomies, or urostomies. They aim to increase comfort and confidence by preventing embarrassing situations caused by unpleasant smells.


  • Patients with an ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy)
  • Individuals experiencing noticeable odor emanating from their ostomy pouch
  • Anyone seeking to improve comfort and quality of life through better odor management


No special preparation is required before using ostomy deodorant tablets. They are easy to use and can be added to the pouch as needed without altering other aspects of daily ostomy care.

Procedure Description

  1. Open the ostomy pouch
    • Detach or open the ostomy pouch according to its design.
  2. Place the tablet
    • Drop one deodorant tablet directly into the empty ostomy pouch.
  3. Close the pouch
    • Seal the pouch, ensuring it is securely reattached or closed.
  4. Continue regular use
    • Replace the tablet each time the pouch is emptied or changed for consistent odor control.

No anesthesia or sedation is necessary.


The process of adding an ostomy deodorant tablet takes a few seconds.


Ostomy deodorant tablets can be used in any setting, including at home, hospitals, or outpatient clinics.


Typically, no healthcare professionals are required for this procedure. Patients or their caregivers can manage it independently.

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Minimal to no risks; extremely safe for use.
  • Rare Risks: Skin irritation or allergic reactions, though these are very uncommon. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.


  • Odor Control: Immediate reduction or neutralization of odors within the ostomy pouch.
  • Improved Confidence: Enhanced comfort and confidence in social settings.
  • Quality of Life: Overall improvement in quality of life due to better odor management.


No recovery time is needed. Use of the deodorant tablets is part of routine ostomy care. Follow standard post-procedure care for ostomy management, such as regular pouch changes and skin care around the stoma.


  • Liquid Deodorants: Similar odor control in liquid form can be added to the pouch.
  • Pouch Filters: Filters attached to the pouch can also help control and filter out odors.
  • Dietary Adjustments: Some foods that can reduce odor production.

Pros and Cons of Alternatives:

  • Liquid Deodorants: Easier to distribute, but may require accurate dosing.
  • Pouch Filters: No need to add products frequently but can be less effective in controlling strong odors.
  • Dietary Adjustments: Natural and non-invasive, but not always effective for all odors.

Patient Experience

  • During: Patients place the tablet quickly and easily into the ostomy pouch without discomfort.
  • After: Noticeable reduction in odor; minimal to no side effects. Any irritation should be minimal and managed by discontinuing use and consulting a healthcare provider if necessary.
  • Pain Management: Not typically necessary, but general stoma care and skin protection measures should continue as usual.

Keep in mind that individual experiences may vary, and it’s important to consult with healthcare providers for the best personal care plan.

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