IODOFLEX Pads remove barriers to healing by its triple action antimicrobial, absorbing and desloughing properties. Iodoflax pads are sterile formulations of Cadexomer Iodine. When applied to the wound, they absorb fluids, removing exudate, pus and debris and forming a gel over the wound surface. As they absorb, iodine is released, killing bacteria and changing color.
The 3-in-1 mode of action kills bacteria, manages exudate, and debrides the wound bed. This combination helps promote wound healing.
Exudate and debris is removed effectively. IODOFLEX helps to promote a clean wound healing environment. A change in color (white) indicates when IODOFLEX should be changed.
Gel formed over the wound promotes moist healing and fewer Dressing Changes
IODOFLEX Pads contain Cadexomer iodine which can absorb up to 6 times its weight in fluid. The pads come in a wide range of sizes to suit most wound sizes.
IODOFLEX Pads treat infection, associated pain is reduced which can improve quality of life. They are non-adhesive which can reduce trauma at dressing changes and encourage patient compliance.
IODOFLEX Pads are for use in cleaning wet ulcers and wounds such as venous stasis ulcers, pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers, and infected traumatic and surgical wounds.
Contraindications / Precautions
IODOFLEX is contraindicated in:
- Patients with known or suspected iodine sensitivity
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Non-toxic nodular goitre
IODOFLEX should not be used by pregnant or lactating women
Special Warnings and Precautions for Use - Iodine may be absorbed systemically, especially when large wounds are treated. Patients with severely impaired renal function or a past history of any thyroid disorder are more susceptible to alterations in thyroid metabolism with chronic IODOFLEX therapy.
In endemic goitre, there have been isolated reports of hyperthyroidism associated with exogenous idoine.
It has been observed occasionally that an adherent crust can form when IODOFLEX is not changed with sufficient frequency.
Instructions for Use:
Step 1 - Application
-Clean the wound and surround the 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 past using aseptic technique.
-Apply IODOFLEX to the wound surface. Apply compression bandaging when appropriate. Any remaining IODOFLEX should be discarded.
Step 2 - Changing
-IODOFLEX should be changed when it has become saturated with wound fluid, indicated by loss of color, usually two to three times a week. If the wound is discharging heavily, daily changes may be needed.
-If necessary, soak the dressing for a few minutes.
-Gently remove the IODOFLEX using a stream of sterile water or saline.
-Gently blot any excess fluid, leaving the wound surface slightly moist before re-applying IODOFLEX.
Step 3 - After using IODOFLEX
-IODOFLEX may cause smarting especially in the first hour after treatment. Occasionally, IODOFLEX may cause the skin around the wound edge to redden. If the symptoms persist, or you experience symptoms, please contact your doctor or nurse.
Smith & Nephew Part Number 6602133005, 6602134010