Superabsorbent dressings – Mextra® Superabsorbent

Conformable superabsorbent dressing with high fluid handling1,2

Mextra® Superabsorbent addresses three of the important features of a superabsorbent dressing. High absorption capacity1,2, high retention capacity1 and excellent conformability3.  Mextra Superabsorbent can be used on highly exuding wounds, such as venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and in some cases pressure ulcers.

High fluid handling capacity1,2

The dressing is soft and conformable,2

Protects the peri-wound area1

Has protease modulating properties1,4 

Helps you deliver beyond wound care

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The high retention and absorption capacity1 of Mextra Superabsorbent reduces the risk of leakage, maceration and the need of frequent dressing changes, which can lead to reduced treatment costs1.

Mextra Superabsorbent is soft and conforrmable1,2 which makes it easy to apply and it fits along the body contours, making it more comfortable to wear. The dressing maintains its structure and integrity without becoming bulky upon exudate absorption1. The polyacrylate superabsorbent particles have a protease modulating activity1,4,5 and provides a conductive environment for healing to proceed. The fluid-repellent backing material protects against fluid strike-through.1

A day in the life using Mextra Superabsorbent

 

 

Indications for use:

Mextra® Superabsorbent is intended for use on moderately to highly exuding wounds

Directions for use:

  • Clean the wound area and select a suitable size of Mextra Superabsorbent. Apply Mextra Superabsorbent directly on the wound area with the white side of the dressing face down. For best results, the dressing should overlap the dry surrounding skin by at least 2cm. Fixate as appropriate.
  • Mextra Superabsorbent can be fixated with products such as Tubifast® or Mefix®.
  • Mextra Superabsorbent can be used together with primary dressings such as Mepitel® One or Mepilex® Transfer.
  • Mextra Superabsorbent can be used in conjunction with compression therapy for venous leg ulcers.

Mextra Superabsorbent Instructions

Precautions:

  • In case of clinical signs of infection, consult a health care professional for adequate treatment.
  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components.
  • Sterile. Do not use if inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
  • Do not reuse. If reused performance of the product may deteriorate, cross contamination may occur.
  • Do not use after expiry date. If the product is used after the expiry date product properties cannot be ensured.
  • Do not use Mextra® Superabsorbent in cavities.
  • Do not cut the Mextra® Superabsorbent dressing.
Product no Size cm Wound pad size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
610000 12.5 x 12.5 10 x 10 10 50
610100 12.5 x 17.5 10 x 15 10 40
610200 12.5 x 22.5 10 x 20 10 90
610300 17.5 x 22.5 15 x 20 10 40
610400 22.5 x 27.5 20 x 25 10 40
610500 22.5 x 32.5 20 x 30 10 50

Mextra® Superabsorbent is packaged sterile in single packs 

  1. Tickle, J., Fletcher, J. Mextra Superabsorbent made easy. Wounds UK 2012; 8(4): 1-4.
  2. Lab report (will be finalised Dec 2016).
  3. Mölnlycke Health Care data PD-522187 Rev: 00: Survey conducted in France, Germany and UK October 2016.
  4. Wiegand, C., Hipler, U.C. In vitro evaluation of MMP binding capacity of a superabsorbent dressing and the reduction of collagenase activity. Poster presentation at European Wound Management Association conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013.
  5. Eming, S., Smola, H., Hartmann, B., Malchau, G., Wegner, R., Krieg, T., Smola- Hess, S. The inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase activity in chronic wounds by a polyacrylate superabsorber. Biomaterials 2008; 29(19): 2932-2940 Please add references using the format below.Example: Meyer, F.J., Burnand, K.G., Abisi, S. et al. Effect of collagen turnover and matrix metalloproteinase activity on healing of venous leg ulcers. Br J Surg 2008; 95: 3, 319-325.
Easy application
  1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.
  2. Apply Mextra Superabsorbent directly on the wound area with the white side of the dressing onto the wound. For best result, the pad should overlap the dry surrounding skin by at least 2 cm.
  3. Secure the dressing e.g. with a suitable bandage or tape.

Flexible use
  • Mextra Superabsorbent can be used together with primary dressings such as Mepitel® or Mepitel® One.
  • Mextra Superabsorbent can be used in conjunction with compression therapy for venous leg ulcers.
  • Mextra Superabsorbent may be left in place for several days. The dressing should be changed according to the clinical condition of the wound, or when saturated.

* The superabsorbent particles in the absorbent layer have a protease modulating activity

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