Mepitel® Ag

An innovative fusion of Safetac® technology and silver.

Mepitel Ag represents a new generation of wound contact layer – all the benefits of Mepitel and Safetac technology plus antimicrobial activity with proven effect.

Mölnlycke Health Care developed Mepitel Ag as the latest innovation in the assortment of dressings with Safetac technology. Mepitel has been trusted for over 25 years and has been proven clinically effective in a large number of studies. Over 1 billion dressings with Safetac technology have helped millions of patients to experience less painful wound healing.1

Mepitel Ag gently protects and effectively treats wounds 
where antimicrobial activity is needed. Mepitel Ag is the 
only antimicrobial contact layer with Safetac technology

Where to use Mepitel Ag

Mepitel Ag provides antimicrobial effect for a wide range of low to high-exuding wounds. It comes in a wide range of sizes and can be cut to fit a specific wound shape. Mepitel Ag can also be used under compression bandaging.

Minimal damage to the skin and the wound at dressing changes. Minimal patient pain.1

Can be left in place, while a secondary layer is changed more frequently.2

Inactivates a broad range of wound-related pathogens up to 8 days.3

Antimicrobial effect - even with a secondary layer.4

Safetac technology. Less pain and less trauma.

Safetac technology is a patented adhesive technology. Dressings with Safetac
technology are atraumatic upon removal.5,6,7 These dressings minimize trauma
to the wound and the surrounding skin, which minimizes pain to the patient.8
The risk of maceration is minimized by sealing the wound margins.9,10,11

The unique antimicrobial wound contact layer with Safetac® technology

  • Based on an innovative fusion of Safetac technology and a silver compound to power the dressing benefits.
  • Minimal damage to the skin and the wound at dressing changes. Minimal patient pain.1
  • Can be left in place, while a secondary layer is changed more frequently.2
  • Inactivates a broad range of wound-related pathogens up to 8 days.3
  • Antimicrobial effect – even with a secondary layer.4

Indications for use

Mepitel Ag is intended for a wide range of exuding wounds such as skin tears and abrasions, sutured/surgical wounds, partial thickness burns, partial and full thickness grafts, lacerations, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers.

Directions for use

Mepitel Ag Instructions

Frequency of change

Mepitel Ag may be left in place for up to 8 days depending on the patient, condition of the wound and surrounding skin or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. Duration of treatment is determined by the physician and depends on the wound type and healing conditions.

Precautions:

  • Mepitel Ag should be used under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver or any other contents of the dressing.
  • Clinicians / Healthcare Professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates.
  • Mepitel Ag may cause transient discoloration of the wound bed and surrounding skin. • Frequent or prolonged use of this product may result in permanent discoloration of the skin.
  • The silver sulphate component in Mepitel Ag is intended to act as a preservative for the dressing material. It is not intended to treat infection. In the event of clinical infection Mepitel Ag does not replace the need for systemic therapy or other adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use Mepitel Ag during radiation treatment, diathermy or examinations e.g. X-ray or ultrasound.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG).
  • Other than saline solution or water, the interaction of cleansing agents in combination with Mepitel Ag has not been demonstrated.
  • The interaction of Mepitel Ag with topical treatments has not been demonstrated.
  • For external use only.
  • Do not re-use. If reused performance of the product may deteriorate, cross contamination may occur.
  • Sterile. Do not use if inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilise.
  • Do not use after expiry date. If the product is used after the expiry date product properties cannot be ensured.
  • Avoid placing pressure upon the dressing when used on partial thickness burns with high risk of rapid granulation or after facial resurfacing.
  • When used on bleeding wounds or wounds with high viscosity exudate, Mepitel Ag should be covered with a moist absorbent dressing.
  • When Mepitel Ag is used for the fixation of skin grafts, the dressing should not be changed before the fifth day post application.
Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
390590 5 x 7.5 10 50
390790 7.5 x 10 10 40
390090 10 x 12 10 60
391090 10 x 18 10 70
392090 20 x 30 5 30
392059 20 x 50 2 12

Packaged sterile in single packs

1. Rippon M et al; Journal of Wound Care, 2012; 21 (8): 359-368

2. Barrett S; British Journal of Nursing, 2012; 21 (21): 1271-1277

3-4. Data on file.

5. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005

6. Waring P. et al. An evaluation of skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011

7. Dykes P.J. et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2004.

8. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.

9. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.

10. Feili F. et al. Retention capacity. Poster, EWMA, 2008.

11. Wiberg A.B. et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster, WUWHS, 2008

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