ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle provides rapid and sustained antibacterial protection at bactericidal levels for up to seven days.
• Easier application with secondary retention and minimal pain on removal
• Rapid and sustained antibacterial action
• Provides exudate management
• Sustained antibacterial activity for seven days
• Triple-action technology absorbs, retains, and transpires exudate to provide fluid management
• Provides a moist wound environment for the promotion of faster closure
• Gentle adhesive allows for less painful dressing changes
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle dressings are indicated for use in exuding partial- and full-thickness wounds including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, first- and second-degree burns and donor sites. ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle may be used over debrided and partial-thickness wounds. Can be used in conjunction with a hydrogel dressing for necrotic or sloughy wounds. ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle is suitable for use on fragile skin.
For external use only.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle is not compatible with oxidizing agents (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle dressings are not intended to provide treatment for infected wounds.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle may be used on infected wounds being managed in accordance with institutional clinical protocols for infection abatement as an adjunct to the standard treatment regimen to provide a barrier to bacterial penetration.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle may not be compatible with topical antimicrobials.
If reddening or sensitization occur discontinue use and consult a health care professional.
Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG.
When ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle is used on a patient during MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination some warming may be experienced.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle is not compatible with oil-based products such as petrolatum.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle is not suitable for use alone on cavity wounds but may be used over cavity wounds as a secondary dressing.
As with all products containing silver sulfadiazine, the following precautions should be noted, especially when covering a large surface area with the dressing.
Use caution in patients with significant hepatic or renal impairment.
Use caution in individuals known to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
Effects of systemically administered drugs may be altered. This can especially apply to oral hypoglycemic agents and to phenytoin. In the case of these drugs, it is recommended that blood levels should be monitored as their effect can be potentiated.
When used under compression ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle could become dislodged if the limb experiences a rapid reduction in edema.
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days||●|
|Collagen dressing format|
|Composite dressing format|
|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format||●|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format|
|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impregnated dressing format|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Sustained release formula|
|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
Burns (First- and Second-Degree)
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Where required, cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures. Select appropriate dressing size. Prepare and clean the skin surrounding the wound area by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound. Using aseptic technique, remove the protector material from ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle and apply the adherent side to the wound ensuring good contact all the way around and secure with a dressing retention sheet, tape or bandage. ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle can be cut to fit awkward areas. Always use aseptic technique when cutting the dressing. ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle can be lifted and repositioned on application without losing its adherent properties. ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle can be used in combination with other methods of treatment e.g. compression therapy, under the supervision of a health care professional. When used under compression the dressing must be cut to the size of the wound without overlapping on to surrounding skin and care taken to ensure that the dressing is adhered in position before compression bandages are applied.
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