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Author: Andrew Heenan RGN RMN BA(Hons)

This article includes all the Activated Charcoal Dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1]. Proprietary names are included for convenience.

Activated Charcoal Absorbent Dressing

Product

Size

Price

Askina Carbosorb10cm x 10cm £2.77
10cm x 20cm £5.34

Carboflex

10cm x 10cm 

3.01

8cm x 15cm £3.61
15cm x 20cm £6.85
Lyofoam C10cm x 10cm £2.93
15cm x 20cm £6.65
Sorbsan Plus Carbon7.5cm x 10cm £2.48
10cm x 15cm £4.81
10cm x 20cm £5.76
15cm x 20cm £6.63

Activated Charcoal Non-Absorbent Dressing

Product

Size

Price

Carbopad VC10cm x 10cm £1.59
10cm x 20cm£2.15

Clinisorb

10cm x 10cm  £1.78
10cm x 20cm £2.37

15cm x 25cm

3.81

Activated Charcoal Cloth with Silver

Product

Size

Price

Actisorb Silver 220

6.5cm x 9.5cm

1.64

10.5cm x 10.5cm £2.58
10.5cm x 19cm £4.70

References

1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2011.

Article Updated: June 2011

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