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ACTICOAT* Flex 3 is a highly conformable dressing that follows the body's contours to maintain contact with the wound surface. Can be used as a wound contact layer with NPWT for up to 3 days.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds. *Trademark of Smith+Nephew
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• Proprietary silver technology
• Broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against over 150 organisms including 200 strains of MRSA and 5 organisms that carry the NDM-1 enzyme (in vitro)
• Three day wear time
• Provides bactericidal activity within 30 minutes
• May help reduce the risk of infection
• Can be used on extensive body surface area wounds and over debrided wounds
• Low-adherent
• Can be cut to size
• Can be used as a wound contact layer with NPWT for up to 3 days


ACTICOAT* Flex 3 is indicated as an antimicrobial barrier for management of partial- and full-thickness wounds including pressure injuries, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, ulcers, first- and second-degree burns, covering of grafts, and surgical sites.


Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver. During MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination, remove from area within the anatomical field being imaged. Prior to administering radiation therapy, remove ACTICOAT*. A new dressing can be applied following treatment.

Warnings and Precautions

For external use only. ACTICOAT* is not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum. Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements (eg, EEG and ECG).
ACTICOAT* should only be used on premature infants (less than 37 weeks gestation) when the clinical benefit outweighs potential risks. No clinical data is available in this age group and only limited data is available for use in neonates.
ACTICOAT* is not intended to provide sole treatment for infected wounds.
ACTICOAT* may be used on infected wounds which are being managed per local clinical protocol.

Adverse Effects/Reactions

May cause transient discoloring of surrounding skin.

Storage Requirements

Avoid exposure to temperatures above 120°F (50°C). Protect from light.

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4", 4"x8", 8"x16", 16"x16". Roll: 4"x48".
Product features
cancel Absorptive dressing format
cancel Alginate dressing format
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours
check_circle Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days
cancel Bacterial binding
cancel Bacterial trapping
check_circle Bactericidal
check_circle Bactericidal broad-spectrum
cancel Bacteriostatic
cancel Collagen dressing format
cancel Composite dressing format
check_circle Contact layer dressing format
cancel Foam dressing format
cancel Fungicidal
cancel Gauze or non-woven dressing format
cancel Gelling fiber dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (impregnated) dressing format
cancel Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format
cancel Impermeable to outside contaminants
cancel Impregnated dressing format
cancel Microbicidal
cancel Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Sporicidal
cancel Super absorbent polymers
check_circle Sustained release formula
cancel Transparent film dressing format
cancel Virucidal
cancel Wound filler dressing format
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
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Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Cavity Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Deep Wounds
Diabetic Ulcers
First- and Second-Degree Burns
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Palliative Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions, and warnings, please consult the product's Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.

Additional Recommended Dressings

ACTICOAT* Flex 3 Dressings can be used under compression therapy. Regularly check dressing system and change if strikethrough occurs. ACTICOAT* Flex 3 Dressings can be used as a wound contact layer with NPWT for up to 3 days.

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