Molnlycke Mepilex Ag Antimicrobial Absorbent Foam Dressing with Safetac
Molnlycke Mepilex Ag Antimicrobial Absorbent Foam Dressing with Safetac

Molnlycke Mepilex Ag Antimicrobial Absorbent Foam Dressing with Safetac


Molnlycke Mepilex Ag Antimicrobial Absorbent Foam Dressing with Safetac is a soft and highly conformable dressing that absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. It is used to treat medium-exuding acute or chronic wounds like venous leg ulcers or burns, where antimicrobial action is indicated. Mepilex Ag combines the two superior technologies – the antimicrobial action of ionic silver with the benefits of Safetac technology. Antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bio burden in infected wounds and act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection. Mepilex Ag uses Safetac, which is proven to minimize pain and skin damage at dressing changes.

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Item #DescPkgPrice 
287100 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 4" Each $16.99 $11.99
287100 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 4" 5/Pack $90.85 $57.99
287100 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 4" 5/Pack, 14Pk/Case $1050.60 $799.99
287090 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 5" Each $29.99 $19.99
287090 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 5" 5/Pack $106.17 $82.99
287200 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 8" Each $34.99 $24.99
287200 Mepilex Ag; 4" x 8" 5/Pack $200.65 $129.53
287200 Mepilex Ag, 4" x 8" 5/Pack, 9Pk/Case $1356.60 $1069.99
287300 Mepilex Ag, 6" x 6" Each $38.99 $26.99
287300 Mepilex Ag, 6" x 6" 5/Pack $225.60 $142.70
287300 Mepilex Ag, 6" x 6" 5/Pack, 5Pk/Case $950.60 $655.99
287400 Mepilex Ag, 8" x 8" Each $75.99 $52.49
287400 Mepilex Ag, 8" x 8" 5/Pack $350.60 $224.30
287400 Mepilex Ag, 8" x 8" 5/Pack, 4Pk/Case $1089.90 $808.99
287500 Mepilex Ag, 8" X 20" 2/Pack $556.09 $219.99

Mepilex Ag Antimicrobial Dressing

Product Highlights

  • Mepilex Ag helps take care of infected wounds that are painful and need the best of treatment
  • Safetac layer seals the wound edges, thereby preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin and minimizing the risk of maceration
  • Safetac layer also ensures pain-free dressing changes without damaging the wound or surrounding skin
  • Rapid, broad spectrum antimicrobial efficacy and sustained release silver activity
  • Gentle adherence, does not slip under dressing retention and can be cut to size
  • Reduces staining and risk of peri-wound maceration
  • Optimal exudate management with advanced fluid handling
  • Begins inactivating wound related pathogens within 30 minutes of application, with sustained effect up to 7 days
  • Reduces odor by reducing the number of microorganisms
  • Can be used under compression bandaging 

Triple Action OF Mepilex Ag

  • Minimizing trauma and pain
    Molnlycke Mepilex Ag causes less pain by:
    - sealing the wound edges to prevent maceration
    - not adhering to the moist wound surface
    - eliminating skin stripping 
  • Reducing bacterial burden
    In action Mepilex Ag:
    - inactivates wound pathogens within 30 minutes of application
    - inactivates wound pathogens for up to 7 days
    - inactivates a broad range of pathogens, including MRSA 
  • Excellent Fluid Handling
    Exudate handling of Mepilex Ag:
    - provides optimal exudate management with advanced fluid handling mechanism
    - prevents exudate from leaking onto surrounding skin
    - prevents maceration 

What Makes Mepilex Ag Unique?

Key Benefits

  • Minimizes pain and trauma during dressing changes
  • Enhances patient comfort during wear
  • Stays in place to facilitate application of compression and retention bandages
  • Can be cut to fit various wound shapes and difficult-to-dress locations
  • Lower potential for skin irritation and allergy
  • Foam Dressing embedded with silver and bacteria-lifting elements to fight infections
  • Safetac technology allows for safer, cleaner changing 
  • Versatile design is ideal for treating burns 
  • Helps with pressure and leg ulcers 
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the wound condition 
  • Can be lifted and adjusted without losing the adherent properties 
  • Anti-bacterial agent in Antimicrobial Dressing lasts for up to seven days 

Use Mepilex Ag

  • When antimicrobial action is observed to reduce bio burden in infected wounds
  • To act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds with high risk of infection or re-infection
  • To obtain a rapid, sustained and effective antimicrobial effect
  • To combine less painful and less stressful care with antimicrobial action

Safetac Technology

Safetac technology assures less trauma and less pain. Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology that makes dressing atraumatic both during wear and upon removal. Dressings with Safetac minimize trauma to the wound and the surrounding skin, which minimizes patient pain. They also seal the wound edges to protect peri-wound skin and prevent maceration.

Indications For Use

Mepilex Ag is designed for the management of low to moderate exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and partial thickness burns. Mepilex Ag effectively manages most exudate levels and can be used in conjunction with compression therapy.
Mepilex Ag is not for every patient but for those with wounds that do not heal normally. In case the bacterial influence is too high, it needs to be reduced in order not to interfere with the wound healing. Common signs of high bacterial influence are as below:
  • Redness 
  • Spreading redness 
  • Increasing exudate 
  • Odour 
  • Odema 
  • Signs of pseudonomas
  • Wound healing does not progress normally
  • Patient in pain
  • Increased skin temperature

More On Mepilex Ag

How Mepilex Ag Works?

  • Mepilex Ag is a wound care dressing with an absorbent polyurethane foam pad that contains a silver sulphate compound
  • In dry conditions the silver particles in Mepilex Ag are inactive 
  • When the dressing is exposed to moisture the silver particles release silver ions which disperse through the dressing and into the wound environment 
  • Silver ions released, inhibit a wide range of wound-related pathogens including bacteria and fungi 
  • It is effective against a wide range of organisms including MRSA, VRE, and Pseudomonas 
  • Safetac soft silicone protects the peri-wound skin, reduces the risk of maceration and minimizes trauma and pain at dressing change 
  • Mepilex Ag offers all the advantages of Mepilex in conjunction with optimal antimicrobial efficacy and odor control

Application Guidelines

  • For best results choose a size that will allow Mepilex Ag to extend at least 2 cm beyond the wound margins. Cleanse the wound with normal saline or water according to standard clinical protocol. Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly. 
  • Remove the protective backing and apply with the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch. For lower limb applications position Mepilex Ag slightly off center so more of the dressing rests below the wound than above. 
  • Secure Mepilex Ag in place with Mepitac or other fixation devices.

Precautions For Mepilex Ag

  • Do not use for patients with a known sensitivity to silver 
  • Do not use on patients undergoing radiation therapy 
  • Do not use on patients undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 
  • Do not use in conjunction with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers

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How is the dressing adherent after removing?
Klaus - 3/2/2017 2:20:17 AM
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When a common dressing with adhesive is removed, a few cell layers are removed from the skin. These skin cells cover the adhesive, which therefore is no longer adherent. Silicone layer of Mepilex Ag adheres gently without removing any skin layers. The silicone layer is therefore intact and still adherent even after removal.
Customer Care - 3/3/2017 12:03:08 AM
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How should I store this dressing?
Julia - 3/2/2017 2:19:15 AM
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Mepilex Ag should be stored in dry conditions below 95°F (35°C). If exposed to direct sunlight, Mepilex Ag may discolor, although this will not adversely affect the dressing.
Customer Care - 3/3/2017 12:02:48 AM
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Can it be cut to required size?
Candy - 3/2/2017 2:18:43 AM
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Yes, Mepilex Ag may be cut to size if required.
Customer Care - 3/3/2017 12:02:28 AM
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I have a question about product #287100, which is Mepilex 4x4 absorbent foam dressing.  For $56.99, it states you can get a 5 pack.  Is this just 1 pack of 5 dressings?

Meghan - 2/1/2016 8:48:00 PM
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Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, It comes in 5/pack that means 5 dressings per pack.
Customer Care - 2/2/2016 12:46:44 AM
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