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Hydrogels: Amorphous

Amorphous hydrogel dressings are formulations of water, polymers, and other ingredients with no shape, designed to donate moisture to a dry wound and to maintain a moist healing environment. The high moisture content serves to rehydrate wound tissue. Indicated for partial- and full-thickness wounds, wounds with necrosis, minor burns, and radiation tissue damage. Preserved products are multi-dose. Sterile, unpreserved products are single use. May require a secondary dressing cover.

Amorphous hydrogels are glycerin- and water-based products primarily manufactured for the purpose of wound hydration. These dressings help maintain a moist wound healing environment, promote granulation and epithelialization, and facilitate autolytic debridement. Because of the high water content of hydrogels, they typically cannot absorb large amounts of exudate. Hydrogel dressings are also available in sheet and impregnated in gauzes or non-woven sponges.

Amorphous hydrogel dressings feature the following general performance properties and attributes:
• Cooling action soothes and reduces pain
• Nonadherent
• Rehydrate the wound bed
• Fill in dead space
• Easy application and removal
• Can be used on infected wounds
• Facilitate autolytic debridement
• Atraumatic removal
• Can be used with topical medications

Amorphous hydrogels are indicated for use as a primary dressing in the treatment of minimally draining partial- and full-thickness wounds such as stage II-IV pressure ulcers, deep wounds, minor burns, infected wounds, dermal ulcers, skin tears, donor sites, radiation dermatitis and wounds with necrosis or slough.

Amorphous hydrogel dressings are contraindicated for use on wounds with heavy exudate.

The following general warnings apply to amorphous hydrogel dressings. Always refer to manufacturer information for Warnings and Precautions for a specific product.

May dehydrate if left uncovered.
May cause maceration of periwound skin.
Not recommended for use on wounds with moderate to heavy exudate.
May require daily dressing changes.


AMERIGEL® Hydrogel Wound Dressing

AMERIGEL® Hydrogel Wound Dressing with Oakin® provides a moist wound environment. Advanced formula with a unique substrate sustains moisture longer than standard hydrogels.

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AquaSite® Amorphous Hydrogel Dressing

AquaSite® Amorphous Hydrogel Dressing is a glycerine-based hydrogel, specifically formulated to provide a moist wound healing environment. Can assist autolytic debridement.

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Cardinal Health™ Hydrogel

Cardinal Health™ Hydrogel wound dressing is a clean, greaseless hydrogel used for the maintenance of a moist wound environment.

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Cutimed® Gel

Cutimed® Gel is a preservative-free, amorphus hydrogel that facilitates autolytic debridement of slough and eschar for the management of dry to low exuding wounds.

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Dermagran® Amorphous Hydrogel Dressing

Dermagran® Amorphous Hydrogel Dressing contains a proprietary zinc-nutrient formulation and balanced pH technology.

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DermaPlex™ Gel

DermaPlex™ Gel contains a combination of complex carbohydrates, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to assist the body in repair of tissue and to moisturize at the cellular level.

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DermaSyn™ is a hydrogel wound dressing with vitamin E. Provides a moist wound environment. Aids in autolytic debridement.

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Excel™ Gel

Excel™ Gel is a glycerin-based dressing containing aloe vera. Maintains a moist wound environment. For cuts, burns, abrasions, pressure injuries and first- and second-degree burns.

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Gentell Hydrogel

Gentell Hydrogel is an aloe-based hydrating wound gel that protects the wound bed and enhances the moist environment essential to the healing process.

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INTRASITE* Gel Hydrogel Wound Dressing

INTRASITE* Gel is a sterile, amorphous hydrogel dressing that gently rehydrates necrotic tissue, facilitating autolytic debridement. Gel absorbs exudate and creates a moist wound environment. No preservatives.

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