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Silverlon® Calcium Alginate

Silverlon® Calcium Alginate dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of high M alginate bonded to the Silverlon® contact layer, featuring ultra absorption and one piece removal.

Argentum Medical, LLC

Argentum Medical, LLC is the manufacturer of the Silverlon™ family of advanced seven day use antimicrobial metallic silver burn, wound, surgical, negative pressure and IV catheter dressings.
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• Highly absorbent
• Provides up to seven days of antimicrobial protection
• High integrity tensile strength allows for one-piece removal


Silverlon® Calcium Alginate Dressing may be used for: pressure, venous, and diabetic ulcers; donor and graft sites; traumatic and surgical wounds; superficial (first-degree) and partial-thickness (second-degree) burns.


Contraindicated for use on full-thickness (third-degree) burns, patients with a known sensitivity to alginates or silver, or to control heavy bleeding.

Warnings and Precautions

For external use only. The dressing may adhere if used on very lightly exudating wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten it with sterile water or saline prior to removal. The dressing performance may be impaired by excess use of petrolatum-based ointments.

How Supplied/Sizing
(3/4)"x12", 2"x2", 4"x4(3/4)", 4"x8", 8"x12".
Product features
cancel Absorptive dressing format
check_circle 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
cancel Bactericidal
check_circle Bactericidal broad-spectrum
cancel Bacteriostatic
cancel Collagen dressing format
cancel Composite dressing format
cancel Contact layer dressing format
cancel 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
check_circle Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Sporicidal
cancel Super absorbent polymers
check_circle Sustained release formula
cancel Transparent film dressing format
cancel Virucidal
cancel Wound filler dressing format
Other features
cancel Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Chronic Wounds
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Partial- and Full-Thickness Wounds

Mode of Use/Application

Prior to application, debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols. Remove excess solution from surrounding skin.
Select a size of Silverlon® Calcium Alginate Wound Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. Cut using clean scissors or fold the dressing to fit the wound, either side down. Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins. For heavily exudating wounds, apply to the wound bed directly. For wounds with minimal exudate, apply to a sterile water or saline-moistened wound bed.

Removal & Change Frequency

Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours. Reapply when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
To remove, first gently remove the secondary dressing. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile water or normal saline solution prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard. Irrigate the wound site with a suitable wound cleanser prior to application of a new dressing.

Additional Recommended Dressings

Cover and secure with a non-occlusive secondary dressing.

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