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Biatain® Alginate Ag Dressings are indicated for wounds with moderately to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds such as post-operative wounds, trauma wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, post-operative wounds and skin abrasions with delayed healing due to bacteria, or where there is a risk of infection. The dressings may be used to support moist wound healing in patients who are in treatment for a local or systemic infection under the discretion of a healthcare professional; are suitable for use in combination with compression.

Patients being treated for wounds should follow the advice of, and direct questions about use of the product to, their medical professional. Before using the device, carefully read the product labels and information accompanying the device including the instructions for use which contain additional safety information. Coloplast’s wound dressings are for single-use only; discard it after use. The use of Biatain Ag dressings during pregnancy, lactation and on children has not been demonstrated. Biatain Ag foam dressings should not be used on patients with a known sensitivity to silver. If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, contact your healthcare professional. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider. For further information, call Coloplast Corp. at 1-800-533-0464 and/or consult the company website at www.coloplast.us. 

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Usage

Biatain Alginate Ag can be used on all moderate to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds, including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, donor sites, traumatic wounds, and second degree burns. Biatain Alginate Ag may be used on wounds at -risk of infection. Biatain Alginate Ag can be used under compression bandages. Biatain Alginate Ag should not be used on dry or lightly exuding wounds or to control heavy bleeding.

Biatain Alginate Ag is a highly absorbent silver alginate dressing for moderately to heavily exuding wounds at-risk of infection.
 

Ideal for cavity filling for wounds at-risk of infection

The design and structural integrity of the dressing allow you to cut the dressing to fit to any size, shape or depth of a wound. The dressing conforms to the wound bed for optimal infection control.
 

Patented with a silver complex with broad antimicrobial profile

Biatain Alginate Ag provides continuous antimicrobial effect during the entire wear time (up to 7 days).
 

Unique dressing integrity

The unique dressing integrity allows for one-piece removal.
 

Minimal risk of leakage and maceration

The absorption of Biatain Alginate Ag and the gel formation which locks exudate inside the gel prevent leakage that can cause maceration of the surrounding skin.
 

Documented haemostatic effect

Contrary to hydrofiber dressings, alginate dressings have documented haemostatic effect, i.e. ability to arrest blood flow in minor bleedings.
 

Mode of action

On contact with wound exudate Biatain Alginate Ag converts to a soft, cohesive gel that conforms closely to the wound bed for optimal infection control. The patented silver complex releases ions in the presence of wound exudate.
 

Product composition

Biatain Alginate Ag is an alginate dressing consisting of calcium alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and an ionic silver complex.

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Biatain® Ag Non-Adhesive Foam Dressing

Biatain® Ag Non-Adhesive – Superior absorption for wounds at-risk of infection with extra fragile skin. Unique 3D foam structure for superior absorption. Designed for wounds at-risk of infection Patented silver complex with broad antimicrobial profile. Continuous antimicrobial effect during entire wear time.

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