Foam dressings Mepilex XT

Innovative foam dressing to take control of a wide range of exuding wounds 

Mepilex® XT foam dressings, designed to help take control of a wide range of exuding wounds, is an innovative breakthrough in wound treatment. Exuding wounds pose real challenges for patients and for healthcare providers, and the management of highly viscous exudate is believed to significantly influence clinical outcomes1.

Mepilex XT is the effective choice for managing high viscosity exudate and better outcomes. 

Mepilex XT handles more fluid2,3 than other foam dressings

Mepilex XT absorbs fluid faster than other foam dressings4,5,6

Mepilex XT's low and high viscosity fluid-management properties4,5 can be used at any exuding wound-healing stage7

Mepilex XT supports longer wear times, leading to fewer dressing changes, better compliance and lower overall cost of care8

Mepilex XT for all exuding wound stages



When almost 1,500 clinicians were surveyed about their specific challenges with managing high viscosity exudate, 80 percent felt most challenged by wound enlargement and delays to healing, dressing wear time and skin maceration1.

Eighty-four percent of those surveyed felt that highly viscous exudate influences clinical outcome1.

Only one in ten clinicians saw their currently used foam dressing as fully effective at managing highly viscous exudate1. High viscosity wounds are, according to clinicians, not only challenging to manage but are distressing for patients. It was with these considerations in mind that Mepilex XT was created.

Mepilex XT with Safetac® is designed to be used on a wide range of exuding wound healing stages, protecting skin around the wound9,10, supporting faster healing11,12, and helping to prevent moisture-related complications9. With Mepilex XT you have the power to provide better care and can give patients a better outcome.


Highly Conformable, Absorbent Foam Dressing with Safetac Technology
Mepilex XT is a soft and highly conformable foam dressing with a pattern on the wound contact side that can effectively manage a wide range of exudate, absorb viscous exudate and maintain a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk of maceration.

Benefits of Mepilex XT

  • Minimizes pain and trauma during dressing change
  • Minimizes maceration and effectively manages a wider range of exudate
  • Stays in place for "hands free" application to facilitate use of compression or retention bandages
  • Well suited for use under compression bandages
  • Can be cut to size if required
  • Can remain in place for several days
  • Non-sensitizing

Areas of Use

Mepilex XT is designed for a wide range of exuding acute and chronic wounds in all healing stages

Indications for Use:

Mepilex® XT is designed for a wide range of exuding acute and chronic wounds in all healing stages.

Directions for Use:

  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures. Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly. Remove the release films. For best results, Mepilex® XT should overlap the dry surrounding skin by at least 1-2 cm for the smaller sizes (sizes up to 12.5 x 12.5 cm), and 5 cm for the larger sizes in order to protect the surrounding skin from maceration and excoriation.
  2. Apply the dressing securely. If required, Mepilex® XT can be cut to size. Do not stretch. Mepilex® XT does not need to be cut to the size of the wound when compression is used.
  3. When necessary, secure Mepilex® XT with a bandage or other secondary fixation product. Mepilex® XT may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin.

Mepilex XT Instructions


  • Do not use on patients with known sensitivity to the dressing or its components.
  • In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use Mepilex® XT together with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
211100 10 x 10 5 70
211200 10 x 20 5 45
211300 15 x 15 5 25
211400 20 x 20 5 20

Mepilex® XT is packaged sterile in single packs

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