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IODOSORB* 0.9% Cadexomer Iodine Gel

IODOSORB* is designed to be highly absorbent while providing a moist wound healing environment. Assists in wound area protection and in reducing bacteria at the wound surface.

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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• 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


IODOSORB* contains 0.9% weight per weight iodine and should not be used in patients with known or suspected iodine sensitivity.
IODOSORB* Cadexomer Iodine Gel is indicated for use in cleaning wet ulcers and wounds such as venous ulcers, pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, and infected traumatic and surgical wounds.


IODOSORB* 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 IODOSORB* therapy. Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women as iodine is absorbed systemically. IODOSORB* is not effective in cleaning dry wounds.

Warnings and Precautions

The total amount of IODOSORB* used in 1 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 3 months. To minimize the possibility of cross-contamination, a single IODOSORB* pad should be limited to use on 1 patient.

Adverse Effects/Reactions

Some patients may experience slight transient pain during the first hour of application.

Storage Requirements

Store at controlled room temperature 59°F-77°F (15°C-25°C).

How Supplied/Sizing
Tube: 10g, 40g.
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Recommended Use

Chronic Wound
Diabetic Ulcers
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Sloughy Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Clean the wound and the surrounding area with a gentle stream of either sterile water or saline. Do not dry the wound surface. Apply IODOSORB* Gel on to a non-adherent gauze and apply to the wound at a depth of 3mm to 4mm. Place the gel face of the gauze on the wound surface and apply mild pressure for dressing placement. 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.

Removal & Change Frequency

A change in color (from brown to yellow/gray) indicates when IODOSORB* 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 IODOSORB* with a gentle stream of saline or sterile water if applicable. Gently blot away excess fluid before reapplying IODOSORB* Gel.

Additional Recommended Dressings

IODOSORB* Dressings can be used under compression therapy.

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