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Maxorb® Extra Calcium Alginate

Maxorb® Extra Calcium Alginate is made from calcium alginate and sodium carboxymethylcellulose fibers.

Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc. offers innovative products and services for wound and skin care.
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• Prevents lateral wicking, protecting periwound skin
• Simple, one-piece removal eases dressing changes
• Superior gelling and fluid handling
• Highly absorbent


Maxorb® Extra Calcium Alginate may be used for: diabetic, leg and pressure (stage 2-4) ulcers; surgical wounds; donor sites; lacerations and abrasions; superficial (first-degree) and partial-thickness (second-degree) burns.


Contraindicated for use on full-thickness (third-degree) burns, on dry wounds, as a surgical sponge, or on patients with a known sensitivity to alginates.

Warnings and Precautions

Contact your health care provider if you experience any of the following: increased pain, bleeding that won't stop, fever, or sudden swelling.

Storage Requirements

Store at room temperature.

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4", 4"x8". Rope: 1"x12".
Product features
check_circle Antimicrobial format available
check_circle Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
cancel Hemostatic
check_circle Intact when saturated
cancel 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
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Cleanse the wound with an appropriate wound cleanser. Remove the dressing from the package and apply the dressing so that it fully covers the wound bed. Cover with an appropriate absorbent secondary dressing.
Note: Maxorb® Extra Ag+ may be cut to fit if necessary.

Removal & Change Frequency

Maxorb® Extra Calcium Alginate may be left in place for up to 7 days. Dressing change frequency will depend on the amount of drainage.
To remove, first remove the cover dressing, then remove Maxorb® Extra from the wound bed. If the dressing has adhered to the wound bed, moisten with solution or wound cleanser to loosen before removal.

Additional Recommended Dressings

Optifoam® Gentle or other absorbent secondary dressing.

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