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Iodosorb Wound Gel Iodosorb Gel  - 40 G Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel Texture

Smith & Nephew Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel

Brand: SMITH & NEPHEW SKU: 6602124014
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Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel cleans wounds by absorbing fluids, removing exudate, slough, and debris, and forming a gel on the wound surface. Iodine is released when the gel absorbs exudate, killing bacteria and changing color as the iodine is depleted. Iodosorb gel is a wound care product with dual action. It is composed of cadexomer iodine, a water-soluble polymer containing iodine. It is applied topically to the wound bed and covered with a dressing, which should be changed at least once a week or more frequently if it becomes saturated.

Reasons to Buy Iodosorb Gel

  • Eliminates wound odor
  • Clinically proven to treat infection
  • Changes color as iodine is released
  • Effective antimicrobial and de-slougher
  • Promotes a clean wound-healing environment
  • The 3-in-1 mode of action kills bacteria, manages exudate, and debrides wound bed


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Smith & Nephew Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel Features

  • High absorbency
  • Wide range of high-level clinical support
  • Serves as a barrier to new pathogen invasion
  • The gel formed on the wound promotes moist healing
  • Accelerated healing rates can lead to earlier patient discharges
  • Iodosorb Iodine dressing provides sustained antimicrobial activity
  • Iodosorb Ointment manages excess exudate in highly exuding wounds
  • A change in color to white indicates when Iodosorb Gel should be changed
  • Assists in reducing bacterial load and associated pain and improves the quality of life
  • Removes barrier to healing by its dual action antimicrobial and desloughing properties
  • Non-adhesive nature can reduce trauma when the product is changed, encouraging patient compliance
  • Sustained release of iodine provides the antimicrobial action, and the unique cadexomer matrix provides the desloughing action
  • Creates an effective wound healing environment that is effective for the management of chronic exuding wounds, including infected wounds

Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel Safety Data Sheet  

Why choose Iodosorb Oil?

Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel is a dual-action wound management gel. It offers the benefits of a broad-spectrum, slow-release antimicrobial agent in combination with desloughing and fluid handling properties. Iodosorb Gel effectively reduces critical colonization and infection, preparing the wound bed to heal in highly exuding chronic and infected wounds.

  • Antimicrobial Properties: The smart release system of Cadexomer Iodine allows Iodosorb gel to provide sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 72 hours. Iodine has a broad antimicrobial spectrum and low kill time at low concentrations. Not only does iodine kill a broad spectrum of microorganisms, but it also does so rapidly.
  • Odor Control: Odor is generated by wounds that are infected and heavily colonized by anaerobic and aerobic bacteria. The volatiles produced by these bacteria within a wound are attributed to the odor. Therefore, controlling such bacteria also controls the associated odor.
  • Desloughing Properties: Wound fluid containing bacteria and cellular debris readily draws into the Cadexomer matrix. This cleans the wound bed of extra debris and bacteria, thereby promoting wound healing. Desloughing and removal of bacteria from the wound are believed to be responsible for the increase in wound healing and the rate of epithelialization.
  • Exudate Control Properties: Cadexomer Iodine manages excess exudate by absorbing up to six times its weight. This reduces the risk of maceration and leakage. It can result in fewer dressing changes and reduced nursing supervision for patients compared to standard wound management modalities.
  • Cadexomer Iodine Safety: Iodosorb has a concentration of 0.9% Cadexomer Iodine, and studies show that at this concentration and complexed to cadexomer, there is no evidence that Iodosorb is toxic. Moreover, the concentration gradient of iodine is formed with the lowest concentration at the wound surface and the greatest concentration away from the wound.

When to use?

The indications for Smith & Nephew Iodosorb Gel include the treatment of infected wounds, such as:

  • Treating wet ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pressure sores
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Infected, traumatic, and surgical wounds

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How does Cadexomer Iodine work?

Cadexomer Iodine is a uniquely formulated starch matrix formed into spherical, highly absorbent microbeads containing 0.9% elemental iodine. The Cadexomer is a 3D cross-linked polysaccharide starch matrix. The 0.9% iodine is physically bound to the Cadexomer matrix and only released when required. Wound fluid and exudate are absorbed into the Cadexomer beads of the Cadexomer Iodine, allowing the iodine to be released slowly.

When Cadexomer Iodine is applied to the wound surface, exudate, pus, and debris are absorbed into the Cadexomer beads. The beads will swell, resulting in the formation of a demonstrable gel. The presence of exudate and the consequent swelling of the beads results in the cross-linked bonds of the Cadexomer matrix breaking and the iodine being released into the surrounding wound environment.

When the iodine is released, the amount of iodine released will be to a level such that the concentration of iodine in the dressing and the wound environment reaches equilibrium. The equilibrium will remain, and no further iodine will be released until the balance is disturbed. Once the iodine in the surrounding wound environment has been depleted, more will be released from the product until the equilibrium is reached again and will remain until disturbed. This process will continue until all the 0.9% iodine within the product has been exhausted.

How does Cadexomer Iodine work?


How to Use Iodosorb Cadexomer Iodine Gel?

  1. Open the tube and squeeze the gel onto non-adherent gauze to the shape of the ulcer and to a depth of 3 to 4 mm.
  2. Position the Iodosorb gel face of the gauze on the wound surface and apply mild pressure to fix it in place.
  3. Gently remove the existing dressing, which should be moistened with saline if it adheres to the wound surface.
  4. Remove any remaining Iodosorb with a gentle stream of saline or sterile water if applicable.
  5. Gently blot away any excess fluid before re-applying the Iodosorb wound dressing.


  • Iodine sensitivity
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Non-toxic nodular goiter
  • Graves Disease
  • Pregnant or lactating women


  • As Iodosorb Gel contains 0.9% w/w iodine, it should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity or allergy to iodine or any other ingredients in the gel.

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