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ALGISITE* M Calcium Alginate Dressing

ALGISITE* M is a fast-gelling calcium alginate dressing that forms a hydrophilic gel when in contact with exudate. Helps create and maintain a moist wound environment.

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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• Helps prevent eschar formation and promotes wound contraction
• Allows gas exchange necessary for a healthy wound bed
• Low-adherence reduces trauma at dressing changes
• Conforms to wound contours
• Low fiber shed
• Easy to remove


ALGISITE* M Calcium Alginate Dressing may be used for: lacerations, abrasions, skin tears, minor burns, diabetic, pressure or venous ulcers, and surgical wounds.


Contraindicated for use on lightly exuding wounds, wounds with packed cavities and sinuses (remove packing before application) or on individuals with a preexisting alginate allergy.

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4", 6"x8". Wound filler: (3/4)"x12".
Product features
cancel Antimicrobial format available
check_circle Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
cancel Hemostatic
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Moldable
check_circle One-piece removal
check_circle Rope
check_circle Secondary dressing required
check_circle Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds

Removal & Change Frequency

Depending on the nature of the wound and exudate volume, this dressing can remain in place for up to 7 days.

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