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ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border

ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border combines the power of silver (SSD) with gentle adhesive. Water/bacteria-proof silicone adhesive dressing minimizes pain to the patient and trauma to the wound at dressing change. Rapid and sustained antibacterial protection at bactericidal levels for up to 7 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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• Minimizes pain to the patient and trauma to the wound at dressing change
• Rapid and sustained antibacterial action
• Absorbs, retains, and transpires exudate to provide enhanced fluid management
• Provides a moist wound environment for the promotion of faster closure
• Stays in place for up to 7 days
• A unique 2-in-1 solution for exuding chronic wounds


ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border dressings may be used for: arterial, pressure and diabetic ulcers; superficial (first-degree) and partial-thickness (second-degree) burns; donor sites, and debrided wounds.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border is suitable for use on fragile skin, and can also be used in conjunction with a hydrogel dressing for necrotic or sloughy wounds.

Warnings and Precautions

Not compatible with oxidizing agents, hydrogen peroxide or oil-based products such as petrolatum.
May be used on infected wounds under the care of a health care professional, but is not intended to provide treatment for infected wounds.
Not suitable for use alone on cavity wounds but may be used over cavity wounds as a secondary dressing. May not be compatible with topical antimicrobials.
If reddening or sensitization occurs, discontinue use and consult a health care professional.
Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements (eg, EEG and ECG). When ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border is used on a patient during an MRI examination, some warming may be experienced.
As with all products containing silver sulfadiazine, the following precautions should be noted, especially when covering a large surface area with the dressing.
1. Use caution in patients with significant hepatic or renal impairment,
2. Use caution in individuals known to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency,
3. 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.

How Supplied/Sizing
3"x3", 5"x5", 7"x7".
Product features
cancel Absorptive dressing format
cancel Alginate dressing format
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours
cancel Antimicrobial effects up to 3 days
check_circle Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days
cancel Bacterial binding
cancel Bacterial trapping
check_circle Bactericidal
cancel Bactericidal broad-spectrum
cancel Bacteriostatic
cancel Collagen dressing format
cancel Composite dressing format
cancel Contact layer dressing format
check_circle 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
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Sporicidal
cancel Super absorbent polymers
cancel 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
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Chronic Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exuding Wounds
Partial- and Full-Thickness Wounds

Mode of Use/Application

Where required, cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures. Select the appropriate dressing size. Prepare the skin surrounding the wound by removing excess moisture. Any excess hair should be clipped to ensure close approximation to the wound. Start to remove the protector material from ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border and anchor the dressing. Smooth the dressing over the wound, removing the remaining protector material and ensure that the dressing is adhered all around the wound.
ALLEVYN* Ag Gentle Border can be cut, especially to dress heels, elbows, and other awkward areas. Always use aseptic technique when cutting the dressing.

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