Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing with Leptospermum Honey
Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing with Leptospermum Honey

Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing with Leptospermum Honey

Brand/Manufacturer: DUMEX/DERMA SCIENCES

Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing contains 95 percent Active Manuka (Leptospermum) honey. It provides moist, occlusive environment conducive to optimal wound healing. As wound fluid enters the dressing, the honey is released while the dressing absorbs and forms a gel. Can be used for wound bed preparation and through all phases of wound healing.

Item #DescPkgPrice 
31012 3/4" x 12" 5/Pack $85.60 $58.13
31022 2" x 2" Each $10.65 $7.13
31022 2" x 2" 10/Pack $100.60 $60.49
31045 4" x 5" Each $23.65 $15.25
31045 4" x 5" 10/Pack $200.60 $144.99


  • Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing is easy to use and apply
  • Leptospermum honey has unique characteristics which make the dressing ideal for use on chronic or acute wounds
  • Due to versatility and lack of toxicity, this dressing can be used in all stages of wound healing
  • Demonstrated efficacy from onset of a wound through to closure
  • Cleanses and debrides due to its high osmolarity
  • Helps to lower the wound pH, for an optimal wound healing environment
  • Non-Adhesive, sterile 
  • Single use only
  • This dressing is indicated for the management of wounds such as:
    - Diabetic foot ulcers
    - Venous stasis leg ulcers
    - Arterial leg ulcers
    - Leg ulcers of mixed etiology
    - Pressure ulcers (I-IV)
    - 1st and 2nd degree partial thickness burns
    - Donor sites traumatic and surgical wounds

More Information

  • More features:
    Medihoney dressings are effective on hard-to-heal wounds and burns, in addition to helping to debride wounds and keeping wound beds clean of necrotic tissue. Because they contain a very high percentage of Leptospermum honey.
    - Medihoney dressings are able to work in the presence of wound fluid, blood, and tissue, thus promoting an optimal healing environment. Clinicians have successfully used Medihoney on a variety of wounds, and in a variety of settings.
    - Additionally, Medihoney has been used successfully along with other advanced wound care modalities, including being used before, during, and after negative pressure applications, as well as being used as cover dressings for skin grafts and skin substitutes.

  • Application and Removal
    - Wash hands thoroughly
    - Apply gloves
    - Assess the wound. Look for signs of healing. Also look for any signs of increased redness, pain, swelling, or heat within or around the wound
    - Cleanse the wound and skin around the wound with sterile saline, sterile water, or other safe wound cleansers
    - Dry the skin around the wound by patting gently with gauze
    - Protect the skin around the wound to avoid maceration. Apply a skin protectant barrier wipe or barrier ointment. (An initial increase in exudates may occur as a result of the highly osmotic effect of MEDIHONEY)
    - Choose a MEDIHONEY dressing that is appropriate for the amount of drainage. (MEDIHONEY Paste or MEDIHONEY Gel for light to moderate exudates, wounds that are hard to dress, or those that require a wound gel or paste; MEDIHONEY HCS for dry to moderate exudates that are superficial to partial thickness wounds; MEDIHONEY Calcium Alginate dressing for moderate to heavy exudates; MEDIHONEY Honeycolloid dressing for light to moderate exudates)
    - Apply the appropriate MEDIHONEY dressing to fit the wound. The MEDIHONEY Calcium Alginate and Non-adhesive HCS or Honeycolloid can be cut to fit within the wound edges.
    - Apply an absorbent cover dressing (XTRASORB super absorbent dressings are recommended due to the highly osmotic effect of MEDIHONEY)
    - Dressing change: Remove the dressing gently. If the dressing is difficult to remove, moisten with saline or water. Discard the old dressing in a disposal bag

  • Contraindications
    Do not use MEDIHONEY:
    - On third degree burns n With patients that have a known sensitivity to honey or any other component parts specific to each dressing (please see package insert for more information).
    - To control heavy bleeding 

  • Precautions
    - If the dressing is not easily removed, soak with sterile saline or water until it is removed without difficulty.
    - Due to the dressing’s low pH, some patients may notice a slight transient stinging. If stinging does not stop or persists and cannot be managed with an analgesic, remove dressing, cleanse area, and discontinue the use of MEDIHONEY dressing.
    - During initial use of the dressing (depending on wound exudate levels, interstitial fluid, and edema surrounding the wound), the dressings high osmotic potential may contribute to increased exudate, which could lead to maceration if the excess moisture is not managed appropriately. Manage additional moisture by adding an absorptive cover dressing and/or adjusting the frequency of dressing change. Protect the peri-wound skin by applying a skin barrier protectant to the surrounding skin.
    - During the healing process it is common for non-viable tissue to be removed from the wound resulting in an initial increase in wound size. Although an initial increase in wound size may be attributed to the normal removal of non-viable tissue, consult a healthcare professional if the wound continues to grow larger after the first few dressing changes.

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Questions & Answers

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What is the shelf life of this product?
Richard kruse - 11/9/2016 5:38:14 PM
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You will find the shelf life or expiration date on the box of Derma Medihoney Calcium Alginate Dressing with Manuka or Leptospermum Honey.
Customer care - 11/10/2016 1:16:47 AM
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