IODOFLEX* is designed with cadexomer beads that absorb slough, soft necrotic tissue and exudate. As the beads absorb fluid, the broad spectrum antimicrobial activity of 0.9% iodine is released for up to 72 hours.
• Bactericidal against 103 isolates of MRSA and 101 strains of P. aeruginosa (in vitro)
• Provides broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity up to 72 hours
• Removes exudate and debris leading to effective wound bed preparation/desloughing
• Each gram absorbs up to approximately 3ml of fluid
• Color change from brown to yellow/gray indicates the dressing should be changed
IODOFLEX* Pads can be used in cleaning wet ulcers and wounds such as venous ulcers, pressure ulcers and infected traumatic and surgical wounds.
IODOFLEX* assists in wound area protection and in reducing the microbial load in the wound environment, retards eschar formation and keeps the lesion soft and pliable.
IODOFLEX* should not be used on dry necrotic tissue. It contains 0.9% weight per weight iodine and should not be used in patients with known or suspected sensitivity to iodine or any of the other components.
IODOFLEX* Dressings are contraindicated in patients with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or patients with a history of Grave's Disease or non-toxic nodular goiter. Patients with a history of any thyroid disorder are more susceptible to alteration in thyroid metabolism with long-term IODOFLEX* therapy. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women, as iodine is absorbed systemically, and should not be used on children aged 14 years and under.
There is a potential risk of interaction with lithium, resulting in an increased possibility of hypothyroidism. Do not use IODOFLEX* concomitantly with mercurial antiseptics or taurolidine. If the patient is about to undergo thyroid function tests, they should inform the doctor.
The total amount of IODOFLEX* used in one week must not exceed 5.3oz (150g) and a single application should not exceed 1.8oz (50g), unless a doctor has advised otherwise. Do not use continuously for more than three months. To minimize the possibility of cross-contamination, a single IODOFLEX* pad should be limited to use on one patient.
Some patients may experience slight transient pain during the first hour of application.
Store in a dry place (<25°C/77°F).
|Absorptive dressing format|
|Alginate dressing format|
|Antimicrobial effects up to 48 hours|
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|Antimicrobial effects up to 7 days|
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|Composite dressing format|
|Contact layer dressing format|
|Foam dressing format|
|Gauze or non-woven dressing format|
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|Hydrogel (amorphous) dressing format|
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|Hydrogel (sheet) dressing format|
|Impermeable to outside contaminants|
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|Moisture vapor permeable|
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|Super absorbent polymers|
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|Transparent film dressing format|
|Wound filler dressing format|
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Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Clean the wound and the surrounding area with either a gentle stream of sterile water or saline. Do not dry the wound surface. Remove the carrier gauze on both sides of the paste using aseptic technique. Cut or mold to the shape of the wound. Apply to the wound surface. Any remaining IODOFLEX* should be discarded. Cover with a secondary dressing like ALLEVYN* LIFE or ALLEVYN* Gentle Border.
For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product's Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.
A change in color (from brown to yellow/gray) indicates when IODOFLEX* Dressings should be changed, usually two to three times a week. Remove the existing dressing by moistening with saline if adhering to the wound surface. Remove any remaining IODOFLEX* with a gentle stream of saline or sterile water if applicable. Gently blot any excess fluid before reapplying IODOFLEX*.
IODOFLEX* Dressings can be used under compression therapy.
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